Vintage Rattan Campaign Style Ficks Reed Far Horizon Collection Sofa by John Wisner
Ficks Reed…. and FABULOUS!!!! This is a WONDERFUL vintage sofa by John Wisner for Ficks Reed. Comprised of stout rattan with a gorgeous woven raffia back. It retains its original Ficks Reed tag and its warm and lovely finish which has aged to perfection. This sofa is from Ficks Reed’s Far Horizon collection by John Wisner which was introduced in 1954. It is designed with sturdy crossbars under the seat, arm stretchers, and the front of the sofa features double rattan bars. The rattan arm bars are held with rattan ties that extend from the front and back legs and wrap around the arm. A Super cool feature! And both ends of the arms are capped with brass tips which have a purposeful patina. Rattan ties cover the top back seat corners and front corners of the seat base, and it looks FABULOUS! It features three loose back and 3 loose seat cushions wearing a lovely floral fabric with coral blossoms and green & beige stems and leaves. It’s gorgeous PLUS, it’s very comfortable… in part due to the S-springs that make up the deck which has been covered with a new white canvas decking. The design of this awesome Campaign style sofa is classic allowing it to work with many decor aesthetics and styles from traditional to mid-century modern. It will be wonderful in your living room in front of a fantastic coffee table, in your sitting room beside a lovely end table, or in a family or game room.
The Ficks Reed Furniture Company was originally established by Louis Ficks as the National Carriage and Reed Company in 1885. For over 125 years they built their reputation manufacturing high quality furniture using wicker, rattan, woven peel, bamboo, and selected hardwoods. They furnished both residential and commercial environments including prestigious hotels, clubs, restaurants, and resorts. They collaborated with world renowned designers including icons such as Paul Laszlo, John Wisner, Dorothy Draper, Paul T. Frankl, and others. Every piece of Ficks Reed furniture is hand worked to the highest quality which maintained their legacy as a leading manufacturer. Ficks Reed closed its manufacturing facilities in Cincinnati Ohio in 2011.
John B. Wisner graduated from Parson’s School of Design, 1935. He was first employed as a designer at W & J Sloane, Dorothy Draper, Inc. Soon after, he established his own firm in 1952 and commissioned to design furniture for the Ficks Reed Company as well as serving his own clients. He was noted for his “Far Horizons Collection” for Ficks Reed which was introduced in 1954. Mr. Wisner passed away in 2007.
This is a fabulous Far Horizons rattan sofa exuding Campaign style excellence, superb comfort, and it has a solid reputation from an iconic designer and manufacturer. It has it all… so what are you waiting for? It needs to be yours!!
Wonderful vintage rattan Campaign Style Ficks Reed Far Horizon Collection sofa designed by John Wisner. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. The cushions are good, but you may want to reupholster. Has been cleaned, restained, & oiled and one leg wrap been replaced. Brass caps have purposeful patina. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century.
NOTE: If you love this rattan Ficks Reed Far Horizon Collection by John Wisner sofa we also have the matching coffee table, lounge chair, and end table listed here for sale if they are still available.
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