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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Grand 19th Century Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
Grand 19th Century Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Wardrobes and Armoires
Brass, Elm
This austere 19th century Chinese cabinet from China's Shanxi province was constructed with grand proportions. The expressive grain of northern elmwood (yumu) patterns the doors with...
Early 20th Century Malian Dogon Ladder
Early 20th Century Malian Dogon Ladder
Dogon Tribe
Early 20th Century Malian Tribal Abstract Sculptures
Steel, Wood
The Dogon people of Mali lived a vertical life. With homes set into cliff faces and orchards to harvest, tree ladders were integral tools of daily life. Adding depth and texture, a p...
"Drafting Car" by Patrick Fitzgerald
"Drafting Car" by Patrick Fitzgerald
21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Figurative Sculptures
Wood, Paper
Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald uses his works as a means of resurrecting the idyllic worlds he once found in the Industrial surroundings of his youth. Raised in Grand Rapids...
19th Century Chinese Shallow Altar Table
19th Century Chinese Shallow Altar Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
Slender, long tables like this are often referred to as “altar tables.” In ancient China they were used to hold musical instruments or display items of beauty and wealth such as jade...
Early 20th Century Chinese Rosewood Vanity Box
Early 20th Century Chinese Rosewood Vanity Box
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Brass, Mirror, Rosewood
Original brass fittings detail this finely crafted rosewood vanity box. Thoughtfully designed at the turn of the century with a hinged top to conceal an octagonal mirror within, this...
Chinese Stone Ritual Blade
Chinese Stone Ritual Blade
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Minimalist Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
Blades of stone have been part of Chinese culture since Neolithic times. Carved from jade, a highly appreciated and understated material thought to embody great virtue, blades evolve...
Chinese Green Lacquer Lattice Window Panel
Chinese Green Lacquer Lattice Window Panel
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer
Cedar
This lattice window panel likely originated in an aristocratic Chinese home with neutral and balanced interiors. The geometric lattice pattern is linear and open, and was designed or...
Mirage Stool by July Zhou
Mirage Stool by July Zhou
July Zhou
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ming Stools
Lucite
Each limited-edition signed Mirage Stool by artist July Zhou is fashioned after a traditional Ming example. Unlike other lucite furniture that is injection molded, July's work is cre...
Luba Figurative Stool
Luba Figurative Stool
Mid-20th Century Congolese Primitive Stools
Wood
This stool by the Luba people of Zaire beautifully illustrates their storied craft. A single tree trunk was carved down to a column, then carefully taken in further until the form of...
19th Century Chinese Painted Bed Canopy with Birds and Peonies
19th Century Chinese Painted Bed Canopy with Bi...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Pine
The experience of art itself can be an intimate one and this bed canopy, hand painted over 100 years ago by an artist in Canton was more intimate than most. Delicately painted birds ...
19th Century Chinese Floral Relief Urn
19th Century Chinese Floral Relief Urn
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Ceramic
Leaving this grandly scaled urn unglazed, the Qing-dynasty craftsman who crafted it chose instead to draw attention to the surface decoration. Skilfully modeled floral motifs stand i...
Early 20th Century Hide Covered Artisan Table
Early 20th Century Hide Covered Artisan Table
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Desks and Writing Tables
Hide, Elm
This artisan made table with hoofed feet from Canton is hand carved of reclaimed elm wood. Its top is covered in a select vintage mottled hide finished in lacquer. Additional dime...

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