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Ficks Reed

Somewhat of an overlooked icon of American design, Ficks Reed was founded by Louis Ficks in 1885 as the National Carriage and Reed Company, a New York purveyor of wicker baby carriages. By the turn of the century, however, the company had moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and, under the auspices of Ficks Reed, began manufacturing furniture with wicker, rattan and bamboo.

Over the coming decades, Ficks Reed would benefit from an increased interest in Asian imports, as evidenced in everything from the growing popularity of chinoiserie wallpaper and Chinese porcelain to the Japanese influence in Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern architecture.

The brand was also bolstered by partnerships with several prominent architects and designers throughout the 20th century, including Paul László, Pipsan Saarinen, John B. Wisner, Paul T. Frankl and Dorothy Draper.

Each Ficks Reed partner brought their unique sensibility to the designs — Saarinen’s had skeletal frames while Draper, a largely forgotten decorator and pioneer of the Hollywood Regency style, favored more ornate detailing; László created low-slung seats — but all were rendered in the company’s signature wicker and bamboo. Thanks in large part to the Draper relationship, Ficks Reed furniture has long been a fixture at The Greenbrier and Colony hotels, as well as other luxury properties including the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton resorts and The Breakers in Palm Beach. In 2006, Draper protégé Carleton Varney continued his mentor’s legacy by debuting a new 20-piece collection for Ficks Reed based on her original designs.

A recent resurgence in the popularity of wicker and rattan has given way to newfound demand for Ficks Reed furniture in the secondary market, where original vintage pieces are often refinished, repainted or lacquered to further underscore the textural detail of their bamboo and rattan frames.

Find authentic Ficks Reed sofas, tables, armchairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$2,283
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Materials
Midcentury Ficks Reed Rattan Semi Circular Sofa, Large Circle Sectional
By McGuire, Ficks Reed, John Wisner, Bielecky Brothers
Located in Decatur, GA
Rare monumental rattan semi circular sectional sofa by Ficks Reed, circa 1975. Pit Group style with seating for 10-12 people. Truly a statement piece and unique on the market. 3 piec...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Ficks Reed

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Midcentury Ficks Reed Rattan Wicker Six-Piece Sectional Sofa
By Ficks Reed
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare MCM woven rattan wicker six-piece sectional sofa attributed to Paul Laszlo for Ficks Reed consisting of three corner elements measuring 32.5" wide by 32.5" deep and three side e...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ficks Reed

Materials

Fabric, Wicker, Rattan, Wood

Ficks Reed Style Mid Century Bamboo Rattan Bar Stools, Pair
By Ficks Reed
Located in Countryside, IL
Ficks Reed style mid century bamboo rattan bar stools - pair These bar stools measure: 22 wide x 20.25 deep x 39.25 inches high, with a seat height of 25.25 and arm height of 32.5...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Split Reed Rattan Glass Block Cocktail Table
By Ficks Reed
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Unusual and rare oblong rattan cocktail table from the Art Deco period. Table has four glass blocks which can be reversed, using the underside which is open. Double cross stretchers ...
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1940s American Modern Vintage Ficks Reed

Materials

Reed

Uncommon Ficks Reed Side or Bedside Tables
By Ficks Reed
Located in Round Rock, TX
Pair of not often seen side tables or nightstands by Ficks Reed. Likely designed by John Wisner, these are a perfect compliment of color to any space. Each table features a “regal re...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed

Materials

Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Laminate, Wood

Ficks Reed Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Ficks Reed
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A Bamboo lounge chair and ottoman made by Ficks Reed. The square frame in double bamboo is secured with rattan wrapping at the joins, sides are decorated with a diamond rattan lattic...
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Late 20th Century Ficks Reed

Materials

Faux Leather, Bamboo, Rattan

  • Ficks Reed Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Ficks Reed Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Ficks Reed Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Ficks Reed Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman
H 30.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 36 in.
Black Ficks Reed Rattan Dining Chairs in Tropical Banana Leaf Fabric, Set of 6
By Ficks Reed
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a fun set! It is a set of 6 black rattan dining chairs by Ficks Reed. The upholstery is an indoor outdoor banana leaf. Side : 20”L x 23”W x 34”H.
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Mid-20th Century American Aesthetic Movement Ficks Reed

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Pair of Ficks & Reed Modern Rattan Three Drawer Chests/Dressers
By Ficks Reed
Located in Bellport, NY
Pair of Fick's & Reed woven rattan three drawer chests or dressers, with original brass pulls, nice rounded features at corners, variation between bottom drawer and base giving a pla...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed

Materials

Brass

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Ficks Reed furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Ficks Reed furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Natural Fiber and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Ficks Reed furniture collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 69 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Ficks Reed were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. Many customers also consider furniture by Donghia, Walter Lamb and Plycraft if you are looking for additional options. Ficks Reed furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $295 and tops out at $45,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,400 on average.

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