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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.

Iconic Designs from Harvey Probber
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Single D43 Wicker and Chrome Chair by Fabricus and Kastholm for Harvey Probber
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Iconic wicker and chrome D43 cantilevered chair by Fabricus and Kastholm for Harvey Probber, circa 1960's. This example is in very fine, original condition, showing only inconsequent...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Set of 4 Fabricius and Kastholm Harvey Probber D 43 Cantilevered Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in New York, NY
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Wicker, Chrome

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Probber Leather and Mahogany Credenza Server
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Great architectural midcentury credenza by recognized master of the style Harvey Probber. This model features two sliding leather fronted doors, which open to reveal interior storage...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Rosewood and Mahogany Chests by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
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Taboret Table by Probber from the Architectural Series
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Classic table from the Architectural series, circa 1960s. Hard to find examples from this line by Probber. This diminutive table features a thick walnut top (1.5 inch) with heavy sta...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Pair of Probber Night Tables or End Tables with Marble Tops
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair night stands, or end tables, designed by Harvey Probber. Bleached mahogany frames, caned drawer front, travertine marble tops. Very good original condition. Sophisticated archi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Marble

Probber Flip Top Game, Dining Table with Burl Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Architectural flip top console Game, Dinning Table. Burl top, straight grain interior surface. Top folds over in closed position (34"x 34") and folds open to extend to large surface ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Burl, Oak

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Elegant and Sleek Probber Rosewood Dining Table with Three Leaves
By Harvey Probber
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Dark Walnut frame, and legs, highly figured Rosewood top, this impressive table is 72"- closed, takes three 15" W leaves, fully extended L 117". Clean original condition. Harvey Prob...
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Pair of Probber Leather Lounge Chairs
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  • Pair of Probber Leather Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Probber Leather Lounge Chairs
H 26.75 in. W 28 in. D 30 in.
Harvey Probber Octagonal Marble Top Gothic Base Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Octagonal travertine marble top rests upon "Gothic" revival wood base. Classic Md Century Modern stand by Harvey Probber.
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Full Size Mid Century Headboard by Harvey Probber of Brass and Mahogany
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Harvey Probber Octagonal Travertine, Marble-Top Table
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Pair of Ottoman Stools by Probber
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Chic and stylish pair of stools designed by Harvey Probber. Both are in good original condition, the upholstered tops show cosmetic wear, usable as is or we can provide custom reupho...
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  • Pair of Ottoman Stools  by Probber
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H 19 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of Probber Tables
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Matched pair of six-sided stone top, wood base tables. Excellent original condition, chic and stylish. Top 1.5" thick.
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  • Pair of Probber Tables
  • Pair of Probber Tables
  • Pair of Probber Tables
  • Pair of Probber Tables
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Probber Travertine Top Taboret End Table
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Harvey Probber Dining Table
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Harvey Probber "X" Base Table
By Harvey Probber
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Travertine top, veneered wood base of "X" form. Some general wear, including a small brown spot on the top, as shown. Interesting and graphic form, classic Mid Century Modern design.
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Two tone finish, squared brass pull, and brass foot, with caned second shelf.
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H 22 in. W 22 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs Designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
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Top quality design and construction, fine examples of midcentury style from recognized master Harvey Probber. These chairs are in very fine, original, ready to use condition. Each c...
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