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Sublime Pair of Modern Rattan and Cane Lounge Chairs by Ficks Reed, circa 1950

$24,500per set


These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert custom upholstery service is available. An incredible meticulously restored pair of unique modern rattan and cane lounge chairs from a limited series by Ficks Reed Company, circa 1950. Expertly crafted hardwood and rattan construction with cane panel detail. A fabulous design that is extremely comfortable. Excellent restored condition. The chairs have been professionally cleaned and re-lacquered; the finish demonstrated a beautiful warmth, depth and sheen. Newly upholstered in a fine neutral textured Romo fabric. Retains the maker mark. All cane bindings are intact and complete. The price listed is for the pair of chairs and ottoman. Expert custom upholstery service is available.


  • Creator
    Ficks Reed (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Exacting professional restoration performed in the Tom Robinson Modern facility. Expert custom upholstery in a killer neutral Romo fabric. Shipped completely Installation Ready. Expert custom upholstery service available.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Tom Robinson Modern - WH81stDibs: LU85811148990

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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About the Manufacturer

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, the manufacturer 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 Ficks Reed sofas, tables, armchairs and more at 1stDibs.
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