Inspired by her time spent living in Beijing, design enthusiast Betsy Nathan opened Pagoda Red in 1997 to sell 19th-century Chinese furniture and decorative arts. Several times a year, Nathan travels back to Asia to locate home and garden furnishings from China as well as Tibet, Thailand, and Japan. In the Bucktown showroom, an open loft space with an adjacent courtyard, visitors may find an antique bamboo-top table, mid-17th-century stone column bases, fu dog architectural floor lamps, painted fabric lanterns, and Chinese Deco carpets. The store also carries a collection of contemporary artwork from emerging Chinese and Asian-inspired artists.
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