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 Art Deco Ceramics
Gilt Metal, Porcelain, Paint
The impressive gilt decoration on this vintage vase has mellowed to a timeless elegance over the past century. The graceful and auspicious hand-painted cranes amidst pine represent l...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Organic Modern Scholar's Objects
Stone
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of both a traditional Chinese garden and a scholar's studio—evoking mountains and nature, while, at the same time, inspiring creative thought. Th...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Hand-carved in the 19th century, this evil-conquering guardian was likely created as an offering for a family altar. At the time, people offered fruits, incense and carved spirit fig...
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Early 20th Century China Qing Antiquities
Pine
Carved from a large timber of fruitwood, this Primitive tray charms with its humble rusticity and simple form. Marked with use and distinguished by the natural grain and knots of woo...
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21st Century China Organic Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Limestone
A clean-lined interpretation of an ancient form, this footed basin was hand-carved by artisans in China's Shandong Province. It looks as if it were meticulously painted but the mesme...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Ink stones were used in China for hundreds of years in artists' studios for grinding ink and mixing the Fine ink powder together with water to form ink. Chinese scholars and artists ...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Porcelain, Paint
With its fine white ground and beautifully brushed blue decoration, a jar like this was originally intended for tea leaves. Perched on a flowering tree or taking to the air, magpies ...
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21st Century China Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Steel, Glass
This steel and frosted glass lantern was created by an artisan in Guangdong province as a modern interpretation of a traditional 19th century Chinese rosewood and silk lantern. What ...
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Early 20th Century Tibet Organic Modern Paintings and Screens
Paper
Illustrating numerous plants and roots used for healing, a Tibetan painting like this would have been a reference used for the preparation of herbal medicines and traditional remedie...
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Antique Early 18th Century China Qing Furniture
Walnut
This early Qing era example of a hoofed foot table from Northern China exemplifies the way the sophisticated minimalism of the Ming period influenced even provincial furniture. The d...
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Antique Mid-19th Century China Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Bronze, Steel
Originally cherished as a lucky waist charm, this figure of a robed female musician holds a qin, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument representing the union of heaven, earth and...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier China Organic Modern Scholar's Objects
Petrified Wood
Like scholars' rocks, petrified, or fossilized, wood is appreciated for its natural beauty. Sometimes called "Tree Jade," petrified wood is thought to bring peace and prosp...

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