Wicker-Kraft, The Wicker Sisters Maiden Name.

Today we report from Salzburg Austria, no boating here, just lots of walking and looking for a place to sit. So we thought, hey, lets talk about Wicker Chairs. To be honest, I wasn’t all th… Read more

16 Comments on “Wicker-Kraft, The Wicker Sisters Maiden Name.

  1. I’ve enjoyed accessorizing my’60 Cavalier and ’72 Martinique. Fire extinguishers, transistor radios, church key openers, cushions, coolers and thermos sets. They usually get their gifts for their birthdays and Christmas.

  2. I’m guessing my 1924 Fay and Bowen may have come with a set of Wicker-Craft chairs being that they were both made in New York but unfortunately the chairs are long gone. I have been looking for replacements with little luck [director chairs just don’t look the same on a 1924 boat] so hopefully someone has information on this subject. The secondary issue, however, is that the average middle age person in 2017 has a much wider “beam” than they did in the 1920’s so finding chairs that fit on the boat that someone can actually sit in is a challenge!

    • Talk to others at boat shows who have chairs and other appointments you enjoy and ask for information regarding where certain items might be obtained. Curators at museums dealing with water craft are great resources as well.

    • I like the look of the floor grates. Are there any advantage/disadvantage to having them in the boat? I am sure the idea of being able to see if any water is in bilge. And also dropping coins or beverage caps inside could be a problem

      • Besides looking good they lift out which provides access to the bilge. They also allow air circulation to an otherwise dark and damp area. So far no coins or beverage caps have gone through [yet]!

  3. Here are two of the wicker chairs that were on AB when we took over her care. The white ones were in the salon where we now have the futon and the dark ones were on the aft deck with a table and love seat.
    Are they original? I doubt it, but who knows.

  4. I personally think the catalog yacht chair pictured, is more appropriate for the boat. I like the wicker but they take up a lot of room and seem somewhat for and older boat and are not storable. Just my two cents.

  5. Salzburg and wicker. Two relaxing topics. What I have found with wicker a good cushion is important. It sounds kind of touristy but, Take the Sound of Music tour while in Salzburg . You will not regret it. Drink some Stiegl Its brewed in Salzburg. They served it on the tour. It made us sing better we thought.

  6. please, please, someone. i have searched a long time for a set, but still i am without. anyone know of a set for sale? the vertical legs are the key to fitting better in a boat.

  7. So should all Wicker sisters be paired with a “Dehydration Extinguisher”. That’s a really cool piece and it even has correct spelling!