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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

PAGODA RED

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Featured Pieces

Chinese Low Sword Table, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
With no stretchers or spandrels to interrupt its clean lines, this 19th-century sword table forms one beautiful, continuous ribbon. The low, plank-top table was constructed of Chines...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Chinese Jade Green Kitchen Jug, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
A luminous blue-green glaze sheets, pools and drips down the surface of this early 20th century kitchen jar. The pear-shaped jar has a tapered body and a wide flared mouth framed by ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Vases

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Ceramic

Chinese Rip-Cut Saddle Stool, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th-century round-top stool from China's Shanxi province is beautiful in its simplicity. The stool's elmwood seat was flat-sawn to reveal grain patterns running parallel ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Stools

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Elm

Blonde Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. In the spirit of traditional Chinese joinery, the corners ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

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Reclaimed Wood

Chinese Burled Brushwasher, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand carved from a cypress tree burl, this late 19th century burl wood bowl was once used by a Qing-dynasty scholar to rinse the ink from his calligraphy brush. Placed alongside the ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Burl

Chinese Well Bucket
Located in Chicago, IL
This vintage water bucket conjures up images of water-bearing figures illustrated in painted scrolls. Beautifully aged with a warm patina, this Qing-dynasty bucket draws attention to...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities

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Iron

Early 20th Century Chinese Well Bucket
Located in Chicago, IL
This vintage water bucket conjures up images of water-bearing figures illustrated in painted scrolls. Beautifully aged with a warm patina, this Qing-dynasty bucket draws attention to...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Decorative Baskets

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Iron

Chinese Crushed Bamboo Square Pedestal
Located in Chicago, IL
It’s difficult to distinguish this spare pedestal from a modern Parson’s side table. Both exhibit clean lines and a great silhouette. Crushed bamboo brings subtle texture to the Mini...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Minimalist Side Tables

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Bamboo

Petite Chinese Tapered Crackle Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
This contemporary vase hearkens to the classic meiping form, traditionally used to display flowering plum branches. Master ceramic artists in Zhejiang beautifully create the distinct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Vases

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Ceramic

Japanese Sake Bottle, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This glazed ceramic jar is a Japanese sake bottle from the late-Meiji era. The jar has a rounded bottleneck form and is coated with a dark brown glaze in resemblance to bizen ware po...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Ceramics

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Ceramic

Chinese Scalloped Four-Door Coffer
Located in Chicago, IL
This twin-door coffer gets a lyrical lift from its undulating scalloped edges. Expertly constructed without a nail or screw, it was hand built over a century ago with traditional mor...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Brass

Chinese Fisherman's Basket, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Basket making is an ancient and humble craft, but in the hands of a skilled weaver a simple willow basket becomes a truly beautiful statement. The artisan’s mastery is evident in thi...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Decorative Baskets

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Willow

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