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PAGODA RED is the destination for collectors who love the art, history, style & spirit of Asian and handcrafted objects. Every item is authentic—historically and geographically—and wears the patina of many lifetimes served in homes, palaces and gardens. In the early 1990s, owner Betsy Nathan studied Mandarin and moved to Beijing. There, she met a group of legendary Chinese furniture experts. Under their mentorship, she became an expert in provenance, craftsmanship, joinery and history. Nathan moved back to the United States and established her first showroom in Chicago i...Read More

PAGODA RED

Established in 19971stDibs seller since 2006

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Custom Dark Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. The clean lines highlight every knot, split, groove, and col...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

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Elm

Chinese Black Lacquer Display Table, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Popularized during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), tall display tables such as this were used to display precious objects, serve tea, or elevate burning incense. This example dates to ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of fu dogs and Tibetan bell
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of limestone Fu Dogs and Tibetan bell
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Antique 1890s Antiquities

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Bronze

Group of Two Asian Antiques
Located in Chicago, IL
circa 1920 Korean wedding chest & 19th century Chinese porcelain ginger jar
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Antique 19th Century Antiquities

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Lacquer

"Sketch Garment" by Gordon Chandler
By Gordon Chandler
Located in Chicago, IL
Upon discovering a weathered steel drum that had been warped to resemble the sleeve of a garment, artist Gordon Chandler was inspired to embark on a series of kimono sculptures forme...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Steel

"Boroboro II" Kite by Michael Thompson
By Michael Thompson
Located in Chicago, IL
Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson creates unique kites crafted from split bamboo frames covered with stretched muslin and a collage of vintage Asian ephemera—including fragments ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Art

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Cotton, Muslin, Bamboo

Swedish Rococo Parquetry Bombe Commode, c. 1750
Located in Chicago, IL
This magnificent three-drawer bombe commode dates to the mid-18th century and exemplifies the Swedish Rococo furniture style. The commode has a pleasing curvilinear shape, a sinuous ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Japanese Red Lacquer Tea Tray, C. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This lacquered wood tray exemplifies the refined style of Japanese tea ceremony objects. The square tray is elevated by a trestle base comprised of short, s-curve corner legs and fla...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Iron Bound Courtyard Doors on Mount, C. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This impressive set of doors dates to the turn of the century and originated as the outermost entrance gate to a traditional courtyard home in northern China. Crafted of northern elm...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

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Steel, Iron

Chinese Lacquered Two-Door Chest, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Perfecting line and proportion, this cabinet’s minimalist design celebrates the natural beauty and texture of northern elm (yumu). Accented with a carved lotus apron and the quiet lu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing End Tables

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Brass

Chinese Red Lacquer Carrying Basket, c. 1880
Located in Chicago, IL
This red lacquer bucket dates to the late 19th century and was originally used as a portable container for carrying food, water, and other goods for long distances. The tall carved h...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Elm

Chinese Reverse Glass Plum Blossom Still Life, C. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This colorful floral still life is a charming example of Chinese reverse glass painting. Popularized during the Qing dynasty, reverse glass painting requires an artist to essentially...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Folk Art Paintings and Screens

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Glass

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