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Majestic Restored Pagoda Coffee Table or Bench by John Wisner, circa 1954

$6,950

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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 effect. A slick pair of black lacquer trays accent the top. Beautifully aged to absolute perfection. This stunning table was part of the boutique "Far Horizons" collection designed by John Wisner for Ficks Reed and introduced in 1954. A stunning piece of jewelry! Excellent restored condition. Professionally cleaned and re-lacquered; the rattan displays a fabulous warmth and depth of finish. All cane accents and details are intact and complete. The removable trays have been professionally finished in black lacquer.

Details

  • Creator
    John Wisner (Designer),Ficks Reed (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 67 in. (170.18 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1955
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Restored Condition. Professionally cleaned and re-lacquered; the rattan displays a fabulous warmth and depth of finish. All cane accents and details are intact and complete. Completely installation ready.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1152217323402

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  • Shipping
    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, 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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