Pagoda Red

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Chicago, IL
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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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19th Century Chinese Wine Table with Humpback Stretchers
19th Century Chinese Wine Table with Humpback S...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
The elegant design of this 19th-century table is inspired by earlier Ming-dynasty furniture designs highly prized by collectors. Clean lines, simple humpback stretchers, and a beauti...
19th Century Chinese Eight Dragon Bench
19th Century Chinese Eight Dragon Bench
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Benches
Walnut
Carved dragons swirl on the spandrels of this 19th-century bench, animating the surface and imbuing the piece with auspicious meaning. Sourced from China’s Shanxi region, walnut was ...
African Colonial Figure with Red Jacket
African Colonial Figure with Red Jacket
Mid-20th Century Ivorian Figurative Sculptures
Paint, Wood
The hats, clothes, and exaggerated features mark this Baule figure as a colonial satire. At the height of European colonization, many African crafstpeople made figures that called ou...
Persimmon Gooseneck Vase
Persimmon Gooseneck Vase
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
The striking monochrome orange of this vase draws upon a long Chinese tradition of glazing sculptural forms with a single, statement-making color. This contemporary version coats the...
White Jade Incised Bi Disc
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Jade, Steel
With its speckled cream color and perfectly round form, this jade disc has a certain celestial quality, like a full moon gleaming in the night sky. Known as “bi,” these round discs w...
Peking Glass Peony Bowl
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Bowls
Glass
Although practiced for centuries, Chinese glass-making gained prominence during the Qing-dynasty with the introduction of Peking glass. Adapting European technologies, workshops in t...
Chinese Peach Blossom Ginger Jar
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics
Ceramic
With its rounded body and high shoulders, this tall ginger jar is the perfect canvas for its rich, peach blossom glaze. For many Qing-dynasty elite, peach blossom was a preferred fin...
African Colonial Figure with Yellow Jacket
Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Art
Paint, Wood
The hats, clothes, and exaggerated features mark this Baule figure as a colonial satire. At the height of European colonization, many African crafstpeople made figures that called ou...
Jiulongbi Mountain Meditation Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens
Stone
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of both a traditional Chinese garden and a scholar's studio - evoking the complexities of nature and inspiring creative thought. Polished to brin...
"Pygmalion Effect XXV" by Almudena Rodriguez
Almudena Rodriguez
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Contemporary Art
Fabric, Paint
Extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, Almudena Rodriguez rearranges disparate signs in an attempt to map out a single vision determined not by original context b...
Blue and White Scholar's Joy Ginger Jar
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
This contemporary ginger jar continues the tradition of Chinese blue-and-white ceramics with classic curves and auspicious, hand-painted decorations. Symbols that would surely give a...
Chinese Blue and White Tea Leaf Jar
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
Designed to store tea leaves, this jar is nonetheless a stunning example of blue and white porcelain. Surrounded by peonies and chrysanthemum blossoms, two phoenixes sit perched upon...

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