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. Ancient furniture and artifacts are conceptualized to fit a modern sensibility for their clients.
Located in the Bucktown neighborhood, PAGODA RED also proudly represents artists and makers from around the world. The showroom and online experience offer a balance of old and new.
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 in 1997. Over the last 20 years, the PAGODA RED team has grown into a renowned resource for designers, collectors and aficionados around the world.
Note: Exhibitions in 2021 remain virtual for now, with the hope that in-person events will be viable by Summer 2022.