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Harvey Probber Furniture

Harvey Probber (USA, 1922–2003)
Harvey Probber (USA, 1922–2003)

A popular designer who had his heyday from the late 1940s into the 1970s, Harvey Probber is one of the post-war American creative spirits whose work has been recently rediscovered by collectors. His designs are by-and-large simple and elegant, but his signal achievement was to pioneer one of the key innovations of mid-20th century furniture: sectional, or modular, seating.

     Even as a teenager, the Brooklyn-born Probber was making sketches of furniture designs — and selling them to Manhattan furniture companies. He began working as a designer for an upholsterer once he finished high school and, apart from a few evening classes he took as an adult at the Pratt Institute, he was self-taught about design and furniture making. After wartime service — and a stint as a lounge singer — Probber founded his own company in the late 1940s. A lifelong familiarity with the needs of New York–apartment dwellers doubtless sparked his most noteworthy creation: a line of seating pieces in basic geometric shapes — wedges, squares, half-circles — that could be arranged and combined as needed. Modular furniture remained the core idea of Probber’s business throughout his career.

     As a self-trained designer, Probber was never wed to any particular aesthetic. He preferred simple lines for their inherent practicality, but often used hardware to enliven the look of his pieces, or added elements — such as a ceramic insert in the center of a round dining table — that was visually interesting and could serve as a trivet. He gravitated toward bright fabrics with attractive, touchable textures that might be satin-like or nubbly. Above all, Probber insisted that the products that came out of his Fall River, Massachusetts, factory be built to last. “The quality of aging gracefully,” Probber once told an interviewer, is “design's fourth dimension.” This quality he realized: Probber furniture is just as useful and alluring now as it was when made — and maybe even more stylish.

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Mid-Century Modern Brass, Walnut and Cane Cabinet by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated cabinet was designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1960 and handmade in Fall River, Massachusetts. Probber was celebrated with his austere and elegant designs, creating...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Modular Deep Tuft Sofa Upholstered in Raf Simmons Velvet
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber deep tuft designed in 1972. Orange velvet M2L is the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. Manufactured in 2018 by M2L under license...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Velvet

Harvey Probber Side Table in Teak and Polished Stainless Steel, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Minimalist Harvey Probber teak end table with inset solid bar mirror polished stainless steel legs. Well constructed and very substantial.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Harvey Prober Dresser with Hairpin Legs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Prober dresser with hairpin legs Offered for sale is a Mid-Century Modern dresser by the iconic American designer Harvey Probber. The dresser has four dr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Cubo Raked Sectional Sofa in Beige
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber Cubo raked sectional sofa in beige measuring: 96" x 96", (six pieces, Including the quarter round ottoman) M2L is the exclusive licensee for the Harvey Probber collec...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric

Six Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Six Harvey Probber dining chairs that have seat and upper back cushions upholstered in an off-white fabric with a wood frame.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Gray w/ Red, Blue and Green Pinstripe Lit Curved Lucite Base Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber newly upholstered in Paul Smith for Maharam fabric with a gray background and red, blue and green pinstripes and an added curved up-lit...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Wool, Upholstery, Lucite, Wood

Classic Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Sectional Sofa
By M2L BRAND, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
M2L has the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. The 'Nuclear" designation referred to the combining of related elements such as the triangular table...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric

Four Harvey Probber Chrome and Wicker Fabricius and Kastholm Cantilever Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Baltimore, MD
An amazing set of 4 vintage model D43 wicker and chrome cantilever chairs designed by Preban Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm for Harvey Probber in Denmark. A rare set of Probber chairs f...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

Architectural Series lounge chair in leather designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Measures: 30 x 30 x 30, SH 16” Grey stained oak Leather: Panama color: 5402 pearl.
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2010s American Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Classic Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Sofa
By M2L BRAND, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
M2L has the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. The 'Nuclear" designation referred to the combining of related elements such as the triangular table...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric

Midcentury Mahogany and Brass Bench by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely stunning brass and mahogany bench by Harvey Probber. A solidly constructed piece with steel rods inside the legs for added stability and durability, not only is the bench ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Coffee Table with Travertine Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Highland, IN
This handsome cocktail table by Harvey Probber has a mahogany base and travertine top. The warm palate and natural materials are a pleasing compliment to any interior.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine

Harvey Probber Teak and Mahogany Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
American, the rectangular teak top on dark stained mahogany curved slat X-base, with brass pin hardware, circa 1960. Model 1216 in the Harvey Probber catalog.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany, Teak

Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Cubo sofa by Harvey Probber. This large sofa set consists of 3 large sofas, which each contain 3 sections, a total of 9 sections. Fully restored and reupholstered with polished chrom...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

Harvey Probber Terrazzo Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three terrazzo top side tables with inlaid brass detail. Fully restored with refinished bases. Designed by Harvey Probber.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Cubo sofa by Harvey Probber. This large sofa consists of 4 seating sections that fit into 1 chrome base and 3 individual ottomans. Original vinyl shows wear.         
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Sideboard with Leather Doors
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Mahogany dresser with leather door by Harvey Probber. Fully restored.         
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Brass Base Sofa with Ottoman
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Even arm sofa with matching ottoman by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Beautiful new woven fabric, new foam and feathers on polished brass legs. Measures: Sofa 113 long x 33 deep x...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of swivel chairs by Harvey Probber. The vibrant red / white splatter paint fabric is original, though in very good condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Burbank, CA
Elegant vintage modern sideboard designed by Harvey Probber in United States, circa 1960s. Features two sliding doors with inset leather on the left side. When opening the sliding do...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Model D43 Wicker and Chrome Chairs by Harvey Probber, Set of Three
By Harvey Probber
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of three chairs natural wicker and tubular chromed steel chairs designed by Harvey Probber and produced by Probber circa 1970 as the model D43.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
By Harvey Probber
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Harvey Probber sectional sofa, circa 1970. This piece is modular. 1 two-seat section measures: 66" wide x 34" deep x 26" tall. 3 corner sections each measure: 34" wide x 34"...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Harvey Probber Deep Tuft
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber deep tuft designed in 1972. M2L has the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. Manufactured in 2019 by M2L under license from the Prob...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Velvet

Harvey Probber Pair of Cabinets in Mahogany and Cane
By Harvey Probber
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Harvey Probber, pair of cabinets, mahogany, cane, brass, United States, 1950s Pair of cabinets in mahogany with cane doors by American designer Harvey Probber. These two small cab...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Cane, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Black, White Cerused Oak Bench
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare Mid-Century Modern Classic black/white Cerused oak plinth base bench with three white calf skin seats. Mint restored frame and new upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Hide, Oak

Harvey Probber Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
The set of 4 Harvey Probber dining chairs of woven rattan over steel frames. Cushions can be applied with snaps on to the seats.
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20th Century Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

Harvey Probber Cube Swivel Chairs, Model no. 1461
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Harvey Probber cube swivel chairs on walnut bases. Model no. 1461, circa 1950s. Reupholstered in Mohair.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mohair, Walnut

Harvey Probber Midcentury Cerused Oak, Shearling Bench
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Modernist midcentury cerused oak bench with new upholstered seats in a dense shearling, solid stacked oak plank bases. Harvey Probber Inc, c 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Oak, Sheepskin

Harvey Probber Credenza with Carpathian Elm Doors and Base 1950s 'Signed'
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional credenza in Honduran mahogany with bookmatched Carpethian elm sliding doors and base, drawers with brass pulls and interior drawers lacquered in ivory white by Harvey Pro...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" in Black Leather by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" model no. 4121 in black leather by Harvey Probber, American, circa 1982 (label on bottom reads "Harvey Probber".) Harvey Probber is synonymous with gr...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather, Foam, Wood

Natural Wood Harvey Probber Buffet
By M2L BRAND, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
M2L Harvey Probber buffet Natural Anigre wood Measures: 78” W x 19.75” D x 33” H With leather drawer insert Original price: $9,990.
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1970s Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Harvey Probber Brass and Mahogany Bench in Boucle
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
Polished brass and mahogany bench designed by Harvey Probber refinished, and reupholstered in Knoll Pearl Classic bouclé. Dimensions: 57" wide x 18" deep x 18.5" height Condi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rare "Contour Chaise 1000", 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare sculptural "Contour Chaise 1000", upholstered with mahogany base, by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. Refinished and reupholstered by Lobel Modern. This is considered one of Prob...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Signed Sideboard in Mahogany with Gold Trim, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Fully restored. Harvey Probber sideboard with two front sliding doors in a gold leaf finish. Interior has four sets of drawers on each side. Right side of sideboard has four sets of ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Four-Drawer Dresser Chest of Drawers
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Classic Probber dresser, in newly professionally refinish condition. Extra clean, sharp chest, ready to use.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Travertine Top Coffee Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York City, NY
1960s Mid-Century Modern travertine top coffee table with pierced painted brown walnut hexagonal base, in vintage original condition with some wear and patina due to age and use.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine

Harvey Probber Cabinet of Drawers with Sliding Grasscloth Doors
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
Mid-Century Modern dresser by Harvey Probber in grain painted blonde mahogany with four matching large center drawers having distinctive Probber recessed pulls and two sliding doors ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Grasscloth, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Ebonized Mahogany Saber Leg Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern ebonized mahogany saber leg extension dining table By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Measures: 56" W x 39" D x 28.5" H. Extends up to 80" W with...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany

Harvey Probber Knights Bench in Mahogany, Brass and Leather, Signed, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s Harvey Probber 'Knights' bench, model number 1173, with arched base and slatted seat in steam-bent mahogany with brass accents, and finished with a channel-tufted cushion. Bras...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Free-Standing Sectional Sofa Unit in Mahogany and Fabric Upholste
By Harvey Probber
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Harvey Probber for Harvey Probber Inc., sectional sofa unit with drawers, fabric upholstery, brass, mahogany, United States, 1960s This impressive sectional sofa unit is designed ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of two-seat sofas designed by Harvey Probber for his "Cubo" series, (circa 1972, USA). Spacious seats are connected by brackets under the seat and supported by elegant, thin, cy...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

Harvey Probber Coffee Table, 1964
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber coffee table with triangular shaped travertine top and walnut base. Brass caps on feet. Travertine top is original to the table. You can view this table in my galle...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine, Brass

Harvey Probber Mahogany Sideboard Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, mahogany, sideboard, credenza by Harvey Probber features brass trimmed, sliding doors with interior pull-out shelves and drawers with brass ring pulls.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A three-seat Tuxedo sofa by Harvey Probber recently restored in a square-form quilted jab fabric, down cushions.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Polyester

Harvey Probber Coffee Table with Travertine Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Iconic coffee table by Harvey Probber with triangular shaped travertine top and wood base. Brass caps on feet. Base has been professionally refinished and the travertine top is origi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine, Brass

Harvey Probber Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Probber for Probber Inc. Dining table, high polished walnut surface with mahogany body and brass detailed feet, octagonal solid mahogany legs. Table comes with three 18" leaves exten...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany

Harvey Probber Cabinet in Mahogany with Rosewood Doors 1950s, Signed
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Wall hanging cabinet in mahogany with rosewood doors and hand carved pulls with lacquered drawers inside by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. Signed “Probber, Harvey Probber Fall Rive...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany, Rosewood, Lacquer

Harvey Probber Lounge and Ottoman
By Harvey Probber, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Chicago, IL
Probber for Probber Inc. Lounge chair and ottoman, custom ordered original cotton velvet upholstery by Jack Lenor Larsen fabric. Highly skilled upholstery work; well thought-out exe...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood Boat-Shaped Extension Dining Table, Restored
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern boat-shaped extension dining table By Harvey Probber USA, circa 1950s Bookmatched Brazilian rosewood, with ebonized solid mahogany legs and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Saber Leg Lounge Chairs, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Sculptural mahogany framing fully restored. Newly upholstered in grey chenille.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chenille, Mahogany

Walnut Coffee Table with Brass Insert by Harvey Probber, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Fully restored walnut cocktail table featuring a newly fitted brass insert, designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Rosewood Coffee Table by Harvey Probber, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Rare coffee table designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. New 1 inch thick glass top, bleached rosewood base fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Glass, Rosewood

Important Model #1000 Chaise Lounge in Shearling by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Very rare model 1000 chaise lounge designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Newly upholstered in Great Plains Shearling by Holly Hunt. Sculptural oak framing newly ebonized.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wool, Oak

Two Server Cabinets by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Sophisticated, modern, elegance - two server cabinets designed by Harvey Probber, 1960. Both cabinets have been professionally restored with a beautiful finish and are in excellent c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Midcentury Rosewood "Flip-Top" Dining Table or Console Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning midcentury rosewood 'Flip-Top' table designed by Harvey Probber in the United States. Sitting on a black lacquered base, the top features two pull-out locks on both ends, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Metal

Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Walnut Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Unique side table by Harvey Probber. Walnut base, terrazzo top with brass trim.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber End Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s Mid-Century Modern end table designed by Harvey Probber, with two drawers and brass and walnut hardware and brass sabots.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Set of Four Harvey Probber Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
Set of Four Harvey Probber Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1950s fully restored with beautifully maintained original finish.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Midcentury Harvey Probber Game / Breakfast Table with Rosewood Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Midcentury Harvey Probber breakfast or game table. This table has an elegant black mahogany cylindrical base with cutout design and a 42" round rosewood top. Dimensions are 42" in d...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Rosewood

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