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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

Established in 19971stDibs seller since 2006

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Chinese Blue and White Chrysanthemum Ginger Jar
Located in Chicago, IL
This gorgeous ginger jar continues a centuries-old tradition of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain ware. Painted with expressive brushwork, the jar is festooned with trailing vines and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Porcelain

Provincial Chinese River Stool, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th-century stool from China's Hebei province features a wide, rectangular seat supported by splayed legs linked with simple stretcher bars. Constructed of northern elm (...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Stools

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Elm

Pair of Chinese Painted Drum Stools, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, these gorgeous ceramic garden stools are the ultimate in rough luxe. Each stool is textured by remnants of the original painted decoration, now beaut...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Patio and Garden Furniture

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Terracotta

Chinese Studded Ming Traveling Chest, c. 1600
Located in Chicago, IL
Studded with brass nails and textured by richly worn black lacquer, this spectacular trunk dates to the late Ming dynasty and would have been used by a wealthy family or merchant to ...
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Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Ming Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Pair of Chinese Stone Fu Lion Charms
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of limestone fu dogs are hand-carved the traditional style, designed to flank the entryway to a home or garden. The mythical pair represents yin and yang, the balance of ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

Chinese Melon Leg Wine Table, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
An elegant example of the clean lines of Qing-dynasty furniture, this table from Hebei province celebrates the traditional wine table form with design that is simple and refined. Cra...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm

Monumental Chinese Persimmon Ribbon Table, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
With no stretchers, spandrels, or legs, this monumental table rounds the bend to form one beautiful, continuous ribbon. The simple silhouette is dressed in a red-orange lacquer, whic...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Center Tables

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Pine

Pair of Petite Mythical Qilin Figures
Located in Chicago, IL
Despite their muscular frames and fearsome expressions, these petite stone beasts are actually the benevolent creatures known as qilin. Also known as kirin or Chinese unicorns, qilin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Animal Sculptures

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Limestone

Chinese Blue and White Double Happiness Jar
Located in Chicago, IL
Glazed in the classic blue-and-white manner, this rounded jar offers a blessing of happiness and good fortune. Painted on either side of the jar is the? symbol for "double happiness,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Porcelain

"I was Haddon" by Cleveland Dean
By Cleveland Dean
Located in Chicago, IL
Her dress cascaded to the floor. A 1,200 thread count sheet clings to her curvature like desire spills from the lip she is currently biting. Inspired by lust and fueled by personal p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Resin, Foam, Canvas

Provincial Chinese Meditation Chair, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Dated to the early 20th century, this unusual seat is a meditation chair, or chan yi, designed with a wide, square seat for meditating in the cross-legged lotus position. Enclosed wi...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Rustic Furniture

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Bamboo, Elm

Chinese Studded Stone Drum Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
This elegant garden stool was carved from a solid block of limestone by artisans in the Shanxi region of China. Drum-form stools such as this were traditionally used in gardens and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Minimalist Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Limestone

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