American Rattan is the largest supplier of the highest quality tropical rattan and wicker furniture and offers a vast selection of dining sets, family and living room and bedroom furniture, outdoor furniture and a beautiful range of wicker chair items. American Rattan offers unequalled prices with a 10 percent discount on orders of $1000 or more and many specials. Often, a single wicker chair is needed for a special nook in a bedroom, lounge or on the patio and American Rattan can provide a chair with cushions in a fabric to match existing furniture or as a contrast. Customers can select the fabric of choice and enter the code in the comments section of the shopping cart when ordering a wicker chair.
Natural or whitewash furniture can also be selected when ordering. American Rattan has shipping locations across the United States, including Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Maryland. American Rattan opened its business in 1999 and the focus has always been to provide hard-to-find high quality rattan and wicker chairs and furniture items at the lowest possible prices. American Rattan ships its wicker chair products and other furniture all over the country and even the world. The company's factories build the finest furniture in their class and white glove shippers will happily carry the furniture into the customer's homes and place it where required. American Rattan endeavors to make the shopping experience a pleasant one and will keep customers updated as the furniture is prepared. American Rattan informs customers that rattan is one of the oldest natural furniture materials in use today and unlike bamboo, which is hollow, rattan is a solid timber vine. Manufacturing a wicker chair entails a weaving process. A machine cuts the inside of the rattan pole into pieces small enough in diameter for the weaving.
Due to the nature of rattan, splits and discoloration of the poles are to be expected and even add a unique beauty to the handcrafted wicker chair products. There are still a few factories in the United States that build wicker furniture and you will find those on our website where the photo has the Made in USA seal. Generally, most of the rattan and wicker furniture originate from Southeast Asia and is manufactured by hand. After import, the products are carefully inspected before assembly and they are then finished in the U.S.. American Rattan can offer conversation chairs, which are S-shaped wicker sofas that in the 19th century allowed courting couples to sit face to face without touching. The airier, more open woven look of a wicker chair began in the 20th century and largely due to rising costs in labor and tariff increases on imported rattan. The open weaving is most often found on chaise lounges and wicker chair products designed for use by hotels. Open weave wicker chair items of this period are usually referred to as Bar Harbor. American Rattan advises customers that to prevent a dust buildup, a feather duster or the soft brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner should be used and the rattan furniture and wicker chair items can occasionally be wiped with a damp cloth and a mild household cleaner.