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Superb Pair of Tortoiseshell Pagoda Loungers by John Wisner for Ficks Reed

$16,500per set

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These magnificent lounge chair frames are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery. Expert custom upholstery service is available. An exceptional pair of vintage Campaign style lounge chairs with from a difficult to find seating series by Ficks Reed. Stout rattan and hardwood frame with a beautiful Pagoda back detail. Beautiful cordovan tortoise shell lacquer finish. Fabulous design, quality and craftsmanship. Aged to absolute perfection. These unusual pieces were a part of the "Far Horizons Collection" produced by long time Ficks Reed designer John Wisner. The series was introduced in 1954. The unmistakable look of old money. Excellent Restored Condition. The items have been professionally cleaned and re-lacquered and display wonderful color, depth and luster. All cane accent bindings are intact and complete. The arm height is 21.5 inches. Retains the Maker mark. The price listed is for the pair. Expert custom upholstery service is available.

Details

  • Creator
    John Wisner (Designer),Ficks Reed (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in (74.93 cm)Width: 27 in (68.58 cm)Depth: 30 in (76.2 cm)Seat Height: 12.5 in (31.75 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1954
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Restored Condition. Exacting professional restoration. All cane accents and details are intact and complete. Expert custom upholstery service available.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1152222075962

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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, 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.

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