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Beautiful Restored Pair of Pagoda Style Loungers by Ficks Reed, circa 1970

$10,500per set

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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 striking Pagoda detail atop the back. Stout and comfortable. The pieces have aged to absolute perfection. The unmistakable look of Old Money. New upholstery is required. Excellent restored condition. The frames have been professionally cleaned and re-lacquered. The rattan display a rich warmth, depth and luster. All Cane accents and bindings are intact and complete. Retains the maker mark. Expert custom upholstery service is available. The price listed is for the pair.

Details

  • Creator
    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 1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Restored Condition. Professionally cleaned and re-lacquered. Lacquer finish with stunning depth and luster. All Cane accents and bindings are intact and complete. New upholstery required. Expert custom upholstery service available.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1152213750042

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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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