PAGODA RED

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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

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Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Zhu Bajie
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Zhu Bajie
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures
Stone
Hand carved of stone, this object would have been used in a shoemaker’s shop to press down large pieces of leather. Doubling as a handle, the central figure depicts the curious figur...
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, Cub, and Embroidered Ball
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, C...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Animal Sculptures
Stone
Carved from a solid piece of stone, this weight was originally used by a Shoemaker to press down large pieces of leather. Surrounded by intricate scrollwork and peony blossoms, a gua...
Early 20th Century Chinese Turn Stool
Early 20th Century Chinese Turn Stool
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Stools
Elm
It is unusual to see an early 20th century Chinese round stool with adjustable height. The artisan who created this inventive stool hand-carved the cylindrical center post for easy a...
Chinese Blue and White Tea Leaf Canister
Chinese Blue and White Tea Leaf Canister
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Jars
Ceramic
A lidded jar of this scale would have originally been used to store bushels of tea leaves. This contemporary example is hand painted with a cherry blossom motif representing feminine...
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Rose Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Walnut
For many years, rose chairs were thought to have been exclusively used by women due to their floral name. However, they were a universal form of seating, typically used for writing d...
19th Century Chinese Ornate Chrysanthemum Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Console Tables
Pine
Cultivated in all parts of China, the chrysanthemum is esteemed for its variety of forms and rich colors. This favored flower is carved in a graceful repeat motif on the apron of thi...
Chinese Fu Dog and Pine Tree Pickling Jar
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Ceramic
This early 20th century jar was hand-sculpted in southern China and decorated with lion dogs and pine trees, symbols of strength and longevity. It was intended as a pickling containe...
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Roundback Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
For these elegant 19th-century elmwood chairs, the devil—or deer, as it were, is in the details. Masterful mortise and tenon joinery defines the chairs' seamless end-to-end construct...
19th Century Chinese Honeycomb Lattice Display ...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Wardrobes and Armoires
Brass, Elm
This beautiful early 19th century display cabinet from China's Henan province features complex honeycomb lattice panels and doors carved with elaborate scrollwork. Unlike fretwork ma...
19th Century Chinese Butterfly Mortar
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Rustic Vases
Elm
This 19th century sculptural container was originally used as a mortar, possibly in a Chinese apothecary to grind herbal medicines. Marked by petite butterfly joints and textured by ...
19th Century Chinese Lantern with Gilt Lotus Fi...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Lanterns
Glass, Elm
Embellished with carved and gilded lotus flowers, this ornate Chinese lantern would have originally been lit with candles to illuminate a very fine courtyard home in Northern China. ...
19th Century Chinese Lantern with Gilt Lotus Fi...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Lanterns
Glass, Elm
Embellished with carved and gilded lotus flowers, this ornate Chinese lantern would have originally been lit with candles to illuminate a very fine courtyard home in Northern China. ...

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