Pagoda Red

Chicago, IL

About Pagoda Red

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

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Early 20th Century China Qing Metalwork
Iron
This sculptural iron teapot was cast in Northern China during the early 20th century. Before tea became a popular drink, it was used medicinally to prevent many different diseases. A...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
Made in Jiangxi province in 2015, this stunning lidded jar reinterprets traditional Chinese ceramic design with simplified lines. A clean, white glaze calls attention to the jar’s un...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Antiquities
Bamboo
Made out of dexterous lengths of sliced bamboo this headrest enabled contour comfort—quite luxurious for 19th century, China. Lightweight and low-profile, it was the perfect accessor...
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Early 20th Century Philippines Antiquities
Reed
Humble in origin, this intricately woven basket, likely used to collect grain, exhibits remarkable workmanship. To form the basket, artisans used different sized reeds and two distin...
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Early 20th Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
The distinctive, deep red glaze of this pair of petite and unusual double form vases is called "oxblood" or "sang-de-boeuf" by European collectors. In 18th centur...
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Antique 19th Century China Ceramics
Earthenware
Rustically shaped, this terracotta vase looks like an ethnographic find. The decoration is sparse and gestural, including dashed and splattered strokes, broad translucent patches and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Wood
In ancient China people sat, slept, and ate on floor mats. Elevated seating began later and was often influenced by foreign furniture. These 19th century chairs have a distinctively ...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Furniture
Elm, Burl
Like the full moon displaying its craters and ridges, the round seat of this otherwise straightforward stool displays the swirling grain and unusual markings of burled wood. Cultivat...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
The delicate lotus and vines pattern painted by hand reflects Chinese ceramic designs that have been popular worldwide and for many centuries. The size is exceptional; perfect for se...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Antiquities
Bamboo
Made out of dexterous lengths of sliced bamboo this headrest enabled contour comfort quite luxurious for 19th century, China. Lightweight and low-profile, it was the perfect accessor...
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21st Century China Scholar's Objects
Chrysanthemum stones, formed hundreds of millions of years ago, are appreciated for their naturally occurring celestine crystals, which resemble chrysanthemum blossoms. Our stonemaso...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Furniture
Bamboo
This late 19th century low square table from Southern China is built from spotted bamboo. It is brilliantly constructed with a geometric fretwork apron and legs held in place with do...

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