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Ficks Reed Seating

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.

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Creator:Ficks Reed
High Fan Back Woven Wicker Chair by Ficks Reed
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in New York, NY
Stylish woven stick wicker and bamboo fan back chair with exaggerated high back. Asian influenced design, Mid-Century Asia Modern Papasan, Peacock style chair. This example is in or...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Bamboo, Willow

Pipsan Saarinen Swanson Outdoor Patio Chaise Lounge for Ficks Reed Sol Air
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in Miami, FL
Eva-Lisa "Pipsan" Saarinen Swanson and her husband, J. Robert F. Swanson for Swanson and Associates, designed this fantastic chaise lounge with its fluid form, created for use outdoo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Iron

Pair of Ficks Reed Rattan Lounge Club Chair Ottoman, John Wisner Campaign Style
By Ficks Reed
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair Ficks Reed rattan Campaign style lounge or club chairs plus one ottoman with interesting brass cap accents by John Wisner for the Far Horizons collection, 1954. This pair...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Rattan

Radiant Set of 8 Rattan Chairs in Cordovan and Caramel by Wisner for Ficks Reed
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Cane, Rattan

Ficks Reed Brass Accent Campaign Style Bamboo Rattan Armchair
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Inspired by the tropical lands of the the East, this bamboo armchair features stylish campaign style brass caps that punctuate the pagoda style arms. Intricately woven wheat colored ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Brass

Ficks Reed Hollywood Regency Bamboo Rattan Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Ficks Reed
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Hollywood Regency lounge chairs By Ficks Reed USA, Late 20th Century Bamboo and rattan frames, with floral upholstered cushions. Measures: 33.5"W x 36"...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Ficks Reed Seating

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Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

Pipsan Saarinen & J. Robert F. Swanson, Benches, Steel, Pine Ficks Reed 1949
By Ficks Reed, Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, J. Robert F. Swanson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair benches designed by husband and wife duo Pipsan Saarinen Swanson & J. Robert F. Swanson. They were designed by their firm Swanson and Associates as part of the “Sol-Air” line ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Metal

Vintage Ficks Reed Sectional Sofa and Table
By Ficks Reed
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Six piece Ficks Reed sectional sofa composed of five seating sections and a table. Original cushions available in fair condition. Structurally sound and in very good condition. Corne...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Rattan

Ficks Reed John Wisner Vintage Rattan Foot Stool Ottoman Bench Mint
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Ficks Reed John Wisner vintage rattan foot stool ottoman bench mint.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ficks Reed Seating

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Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

Pair Ficks Reed Blonde Rattan Leather Straps Design Armchairs Side Chairs 1970's
By McGuire, Ficks Reed
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Ficks Reed blonde rattan leather straps design armchairs side chairs, 1970's.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Rattan, Reed, Leather

Wonderful John Wisner for Ficks Reed Natural Bamboo Sofa Far Horizons Collection
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful John Wisner for Ficks Reed natural bamboo sofa from the Far Horizons Collection. We love the natural finish of the bamboo and do have other pieces in the same finish-see ou...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Upholstery, Rattan

John Wisner for Ficks Reed Far Horizons Collection Bamboo Rattan Sofa Couch
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Luxurious bamboo sofa by John B. Wisner for Ficks Reed. Wisner’s “Far Horizons” collection was first introduced in 1954 and remains a desirable, timeless classic. Inspired by the tro...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Brass

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 Seating

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Bamboo, Rattan

1940s Ficks Reed Campaign Style Rattan Reed, Brass Recliner Armchair & Cushion
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid - 20th century coveted rattan reed & brass fully reclining and collapsible "Campaign" style armchair designed by John Wisner for Ficks Reed. Chair features original brass end cap...
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Mid-20th Century Campaign Ficks Reed Seating

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Brass

Large Pair of Vintage Ficks Reed Rattan Arm Chairs
By Ficks Reed
Located in Stamford, CT
Large and comfortable pair of 1980s vintage Ficks Reed rattan / reed or wicker arm chairs. Stunning looking from every angle. Substantial and well made.   
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1980s American Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Willow, Rattan

Antique Ficks Reed Wide Arm Wicker Armchair
By Ficks Reed
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique Ficks Reed wicker armchair in fresh white paint has closely woven pattern, open lattice work under the arms. The fan back chair is fully skirted for tailored look on all side...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Rattan, Reed, Hardwood, Wicker

Majestic Restored Pagoda Coffee Table or Bench by John Wisner, circa 1954
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite meticulously restored Pagoda form coffee table or bench. Stout expertly constructed rattan frame with a beautiful woven raffia top which produces a fabulous parquet effe...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Cane, Rattan, Hardwood

Pipsan Saarinen Swanson Sol Air Set of 4 Outdoor Chairs 1950s Ficks Reed Co.
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $5,800....Designed in 1950 by Eva-Lisa "Pipsan" Saarinen Swanson and her husband, J. Robert F. Swanson for Swanson and Associates, this set of four chairs were created f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Iron

Fabulous Restored Sofa by John Wisner for Ficks Reed, circa 1954- Pair Available
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent sofa frame is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery. Expert cu...
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1950s American Organic Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Brass

Four Superb Restored Loungers by John Wisner for Ficks Reed, circa 1954
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Brass

Vintage Ficks Reed Circular Rattan Rocking Chair
By Ficks Reed
Located in Stamford, CT
1970s vintage Ficks Reed yellow rattan or faux bamboo rocking chair with original yellow finish and fabric. Remarkably good condition. Cushion has stiffened with age.
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1970s American Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Faux Bamboo, Rattan

Vintage Ficks Reed Faux Bamboo Chinoiserie Style Sofa
By Ficks Reed
Located in Stamford, CT
1970s vintage Ficks Reed faux bamboo and rattan sofa with a chinoiserie flair. In original yellow finish with original fabric. Cushions have hardened with age. In remarkable conditio...
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1970s American Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Rattan

Superb Pair of Tortoiseshell Pagoda Loungers by John Wisner for Ficks Reed
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chair frames are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Rattan, Hardwood, Cane

Pipsan Saarinen & J. Robert F. Swanson, Side Tables, Steel, Pine Ficks Reed 1949
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, J. Robert F. Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of side tables or benches designed by husband and wife duo Pipsan Saarinen Swanson & J. Robert F. Swanson. Designed by their firm Swanson and Associates as part of the “Sol-Ai...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Metal

Set of 5 Ficks Reed Bamboo Chairs by John Wisner
By Ficks Reed
Located in Pasadena, TX
Ficks Reed bamboo chairs by John Wisner from the Far Horizons Collection Set of (5) vintage Campaign style dining chairs by Ficks Reed. Rattan and hardwood frame with cane accents...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ficks Reed Seating

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Bamboo

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Walnut Stained Bamboo Reed Sofa
By Ficks Reed
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning and well constructed bamboo reed sofa circa 1970's. This sofa features a sculptural design, dark stained bamboo construction, and its original cushions. Clean ready to use...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Bamboo

Pipsan Saarinen, Sofa, White Fabric, Rope, Steel, Pine Ficks Reed, 1949
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, J. Robert F. Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sofa designed by husband and wife duo Pipsan Saarinen Swanson & J. Robert F. Swanson. Designed by their firm Swanson and Associates as part of the “Sol-Air” line for Ficks Reed Com...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Metal

Rare Restored Campaign Sofa by John Wisner for Ficks Reed, circa 1954
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fabulous restored vintage Campaign style sofa from a difficult to find series by John Wisner for Ficks Reed. Exceptional rattan and hardwood construction with Cane back panels. Bra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Brass

Coffee Table Bench by John Wisner for Ficks Reed
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Coffee table bench by John Wisner for Ficks Reed, Rattan, cane Mid-Century Modern.
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20th Century North American Ficks Reed Seating

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Cane, Rattan

Radiant Set of 14 Rattan Chairs in Cordovan and Caramel by Wisner for Ficks Reed
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert...
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1950s North American Organic Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Hardwood

Vintage Ficks Reed Chinoiserie Bamboo Style Chaise Longue
By Ficks Reed
Located in Stamford, CT
1970s vintage Ficks Reed bamboo or rattan style wood chaise longue with a chinoiserie flair. Original yellow finish with original fabric. Cushion foam has hardened. In quite remarkab...
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1970s American Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Faux Bamboo, Wood

John Wisner for Ficks Reed Rattan Campaign Lounge Chair and Ottoman Mid-Century
By Ficks Reed
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Ficks Reed rattan Campaign style lounge or club chair plus ottoman with interesting chrome cap accents by John Wisner for the Far Horizons collection, 1954. This chair measures 30" T...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Upholstery, Rattan

Beautiful Restored Pair of Pagoda Style Loungers by Ficks Reed, circa 1970
By Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely restored pair of lounge chairs from a low production series by Ficks Reed, circa 1970. Beautifully designed and expertly constructed rattan and hardwood frame with a strikin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Cane, Rattan, Hardwood

Ficks Reed Rattan Lounge Club Chair Ottoman by John Wisner Campaign Style
By Ficks Reed
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A beautiful Campaign style rattan lounge chair and ottoman by Ficks Reed. Made of stout rattan with a gorgeous woven raffia inside and outside back. It retains its original Ficks Ree...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Upholstery, Bamboo

Superb Restored Pair of Loungers by Wisner for Ficks Reed, circa 1954
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Brass

Superb Restored Pair of Loveseats by Wisner for Ficks Reed, circa 1954
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent sofa frames are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative, meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery. Expert...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Hardwood

Killer Restored Pair of Rattan and Cane Cube Loungers by Ficks Reed, circa 1970
By Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and upholstered. The chairs ar...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Hardwood

Ficks Reed Peach Lacquered Bamboo Chair with Blue Velvet Upholstered Seat
By Ficks Reed
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A lovely Hollywood Regency Chippendale lacquered bamboo dining chair or side chair. Created from bamboo, this chair features a geometric bamboo back wrapped with rattan at the joints...
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Ficks Reed Seating

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Velvet, Bamboo, Wood

Pair of Ficks Reed Rattan Lounge Club Chair Ottoman, John Wisner Campaign Style
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair Ficks Reed rattan Campaign style lounge or club chairs plus one ottoman with interesting brass cap accents by John Wisner for the Far Horizons collection, 1954. This pair...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Upholstery, Rattan

Midcentury Ficks Reed Two-Piece Sectional Rattan Sofa
By Ficks Reed
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Ficks Reed two-section rattan sofa in original factory finish. Unusual woven rattan skirt. Includes two matching ottomans.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Wicker, Rattan

Vintage Ficks Reed Sectional Sofas Walnut with Rattan
By Ficks Reed
Located in Denton, TX
Rare combination of walnut with rattan love seats by Ficks Reed that can be used as one long sofa or as a corner unit or a pair Measurements with out cushions 26.75" high / seat he...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ficks Reed Seating

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Walnut

Sublime Pair of Modern Rattan and Cane Lounge Chairs by Ficks Reed, circa 1950
By Ficks Reed
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Wood

1970s Ficks Reed Chinoiserie Sectional Bamboo Four Piece Sectional
By Ficks Reed
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer an incredible, four-piece, Chinoiserie style sectional by Ficks Reed, circa the 1970s. Constructed from oversized bamboo and showcasing plush off-white c...
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1970s North American Chinoiserie Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo

Saarinen Swanson Wrought Iron with Wood Frame Couch
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in Ferndale, MI
Eva Lisa Saarinen Swanson daughter of Eliel Saarinen and sister of Eero Saarinen married Robert Swanson. Together and with Eliel Saarinen they formed the Saarinen Swanson group. Desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ficks Reed Seating

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Wrought Iron

Bamboo Sofa by Ficks Reed, 1950s
By Ficks Reed
Located in Hamburg, PA
A natural organic modern bamboo sectional sofa by Ficks Reed. This vintage sofa would look great in a sunroom or enclosed patio. The bamboo sectional is structurally sound and in ver...
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1950s American Organic Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

Antique Ficks Reed Wicker Set
By Ficks Reed
Located in Old Saybrook, CT
Antique Ficks Reed wicker set in fresh black paint. Sofa, chair and rocker in closely woven pattern with open lattice work under the arms. Pieces are fully skirted for tailored look ...
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1920s American Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

Materials

Wicker, Rattan, Reed, Hardwood

Sol-Air Chair w/ Iron Frame and Cane Seat by Pipsan Saarinen Swanson, circa 1950
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in New York, NY
Sol-Air chair with wrought iron frame and original caned seat. Designed by Pipsan Saarinen Swanson, produced by Ficks Reed Company, USA, circa 1950. Iron frame, original caning. A ch...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Ficks Reed Seating

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Iron

Ficks Reed seating for sale on 1stDibs

Ficks Reed Seats are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made from rattan and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Ficks Reed seating collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 45 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating by Ficks Reed were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you want to add seating, many customers also consider Kipp Stewart, Donghia and George Mulhauser. The prices for Ficks Reed seating can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $900 and tops out at $45,000, while pieces like these can sell for $6,498 on average.