Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

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

$24,500 per set

About

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.

Details

  • 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

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

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, 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.

About the Seller
5.0
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1998
1stDibs seller since 2014
322 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

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...
Category

Late 20th Century Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Cube Lounge Chair with Foot Stool by Willow & Reed
By Ficks Reed
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome and tropically modern club chair and ottoman, circa 1970s. This was designed by Henry Olko and produced by Willow & Reed. It features handmade rattan construction with cus...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Pair of Rattan Bamboo Lounge Chairs
By Ficks Reed, Franco Albini
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of vintage c1970s rattan bamboo lounge chairs.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

Ficks Reed Bent / Woven Rattan Upholstered Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Ficks Reed
Located in Miami, FL
Ficks Reed bent / woven rattan upholstered lounge chairs Offered for sale is a pair of vintage Ficks Reed lounge chairs with bent rattan frames and woven rattan sides. The chairs ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Canvas, Rattan

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.   
Category

Vintage 1980s American Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Willow, Rattan

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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan

Vintage Organic Modern Rattan Chair & Ottoman Style of Ficks Reed
By Ficks Reed
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage Organic Modern rattan chair and ottoman in the style of Ficks Reed. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use...
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan, Foam

Betty Cobonpue Sculptural Split Reed Rattan Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Betty Cobonpue
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of sculptural Organic Modern split reed rattan low lounge chairs By Betty Cobonpue Circa 1980s Measures: 32"W x 27"D x 25.5"H. Seat height 7.5". Arm height 1...
Category

Late 20th Century Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Betty Cobonpue Sculptural Split Reed Rattan Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Betty Cobonpue
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of sculptural organic modern split reed rattan low lounge chairs By Betty Cobonpue 1980s Measures: 30"W x 27.5"D x 26"H. Seat height 7.5". Arm height 18.5". ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Reed

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery