I am offering a 6-piece set of Ficks Reed vintage rattan/bamboo furniture from the 1950’s. The set consists of a 3-piece couch, chair, and 2 tables. I have owned this set for over 30 years and am a non-smoker. All of the cushions have removable covers with zippers and cotton fringe. The fabric has no rips or stains.

The couch has three sections, two corner/end pieces and one middle piece. The corner pieces measure 41” x 41” and the middle section is 23” wide. The striped chair also measures 23” wide and could be inserted into the middle of the couch for an overall length of 82” (extra fabric and trim are available). There is a photo showing the construction of the individual sections. They have a wire frame, with a burlap foundation, that is attached to the frame with springs. There is also some type of natural fiber mat over the burlap that is covered by muslin. The cushions themselves have a wood foundation and inner-springs.

The bookcase/console has 3 shelves and measures 28” high, by 31” wide, by 15.5” deep. The coffee table measures 19.5” high, by 48” wide, by 24” deep. The coffee table top consists of a ribbed–pattern glass. I’m not sure if this is original to the set. At one point, someone kept live plants in the two metal planter boxes (measuring 7.75” h, by 21” w, by 6” d). As a consequence, there is some water damage to the finish under the boxes. I currently have silk ivy in the planter boxes.

I am offering this set at $3,000.00 and will reduce the price by $100 per week until sold. Here’s a breakdown by date:

September 3-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000.00
September 10-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,900.00
September 17-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800.00
September 24-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700.00
October 1-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,600.00
October 8-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500.00
October 15-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,400.00
October 22-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,300.00
October 29-November 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200.00
November 5-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100.00
November 12-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000.00
November 19-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900.00
November 26-December 2 . . . . . . . . . . . $1,800.00
December 3-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700.00
December 10-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600.00
December 17-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500.00
December 24-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,400.00



This is NOT cheap, flimsy stuff from Pier One, it is a high quality vintage set from the 1950’s. Ficks Reed is so classy that Bill and Hillary caused a scandal when they took a set when leaving the White House in 2001 (click on URL below to view article):

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/2/5/161448.shtml

Here’s the link to the manufacturer’s website. They’ve been in business since 1885, but the stuff they make today does not even compare to the beauty of this vintage set:

http://www.ficksreed.com

Check some of today’s retail prices – a Key Largo rattan set will set you back $4,400 at Healthy Lifestyles, Inc. (also known as Wicker Rattan Furniture):

http://wicker-rattanfurniture.com/rattan_keylargo.asp

Thank you.