Harvey Probber Furniture

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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Console by Harvey Probber
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Console by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
An impressive long bench, console or sofa table with a stretched octagonal top.
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Travertine and Ebonized Mahogany Coffee Table by H...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mahogany, Travertine
Stylish coffee table by Harvey Probber circa 1950, constructed out of ebonized Mahogany with brass sabots on the feet topped with one of the prettiest pieces of cross cut travertine I'v...
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Harvey Probber Occasional Chair, 1950
Harris Dean Gallery LLC
Harvey Probber Occasional Chair, 1950
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Side Chairs
Walnut, Upholstery
Harvey Probber occasional chair, USA, circa 1950. Dimensions: 19.5" W x 18.5" D x 30.5" H.
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Round Coffee Table, Dark Stained Base, Harvey Prob...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
A classic American Modern designed coffee table with stained wood round 32" diameter top that swivels over a blackened stain wood cut-out base. Designed by Harvey Probber, USA, circa 19...
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Harvey Probber Round Floor Lamp with Table
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Marble, Wood
Authentic Harvey Probber marble top floor lamp with table. The round marble top has polished brass "buttons" that anchor the ebony legs. The lamp portion is newly rewired and new lamp ...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Side Tables
Pascal Boyer Gallery
Pair of Harvey Probber Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Side Tables
Brass, Rosewood, Walnut
Two-tone side tables by Harvey Probber. The top is walnut with a rosewood bottom tier, frame and handle; the legs have brass accents. Signed.
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Harvey Probber Sofa
New Order Modern
Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Sofas
Harvey Probber sofa newly reupholstered in a linen blend.
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Harvey Probber Dining Table
CONVERSO
Harvey Probber Dining Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
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 extendin...
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Harvey Probber Dining Suite, Table, Two Leaves and...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Looking for a great Mid-Century Modern dining set? Look no further. Recently updated to a dark expresso finish. Table has two leaves. Chairs are sturdy and in great condition, just need...
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Harvey Probber End Table/ Nightstand
Pegboard Modern
Harvey Probber End Table/ Nightstand
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
A lovely little end table or nightstand in mahogany with a rich, dark finish and brass details. It features a single shallow drawer over an open cabinet.
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Mahogany Dining Table with Travertine Top by Harve...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Modern ribbon mahogany base with a unique travertine sunburst pattern veneer top on a thick wooden substrate. The base has been refinished and the top has been polished and professional...
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Two-Piece Modular Seating Unit by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
A wonderful two-piece modular seating unit by noted American designer Harvey Probber. The pieces are upholstered in cognac colored leather on a wooden platform base with casters. Origin...
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Leather Modular Loveseat by Harvey Probber
Nick Brock Antiques
Leather Modular Loveseat by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
A fantastic leather modular loveseat by American designer Harvey Probber. This piece is upholstered in a cognac colored leather and sits on wooden platform base with casters. Original P...
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Harvey Probber Bench
Azalea Modern
Harvey Probber Bench
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Harvey Probber bench. Restored and reupholstered.
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Large Two-Piece Floating Mahogany Buffet by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Large Two-Piece Floating Mahogany Buffet by Harvey Probber Studio, 1965. Total length of 130 inches. Excellent condition. Felt lined silver drawer, spun brass pulls and lots of storage....
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Harvey Probber Sofa
New Order Modern
Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass, Linen, Wood
Harvey Probber sofa.
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Set of Eight Armchair Dining Chairs by Harvey Prob...
Directional, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Great set of eight dining chairs designed by Harvey Probber and made by Directional. The original velvet fabric is in exceptional condition. A stunning set.
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Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
Almond Hartzog Gallery
Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
A three-seat Tuxedo sofa by Harvey Probber recently restored in a square-form quilted JAB fabric, down cushions.
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Vintage Mid-Century Sculptural Coffee Table by Har...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Terrazzo, Walnut
This rare vintage coffee table was designed by Harvey Probber in the 1950s. It features a sculptural walnut base, two floating terrazzo tops on the sides and a round walnut top in the m...
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Harvey Probber Rosewood Desk Perfect Size for a Ho...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Rosewood, Oak
Signed Harvey Probber rosewood desk. Oak drawer interiors.
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Mid-Century Modern Executive Desk with Elliptical ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut
Mid-Century executive desk in walnut by Harvey Probber. Spacious elliptical top surface features seven panels in attractive cross grain inlay. Client facing side features kick plate pan...
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Harvey Probber Gentlemans Chest Cabinet
An Orange Moon
Harvey Probber Gentlemans Chest Cabinet
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Walnut
Harvey Probber walnut gentlemans chest cabinet. The photos above show the elegant Marigold colored, velvet jewelry box that is the circumference of the entire upper drawer, the origina...
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Walnut and Ebonized Console
Irwin Feld Design
Walnut and Ebonized Console
Harvey Probber, John Stuart
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Metal, Walnut
Beautiful console table with inlaid diamond patterned top in walnut. The base is ebonized with brass sabots and risers.
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Pair of Sculptural Tables with Terrazzo and Brass ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Terrazzo, Walnut
Pair of sculptural end or side tables with terrazzo and brass inlaid tops by Harvey Probber, 1960s. Absolutely remarkable design that fits into any room. The unusual sea foam hued terra...
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Substantial Rosewood and Chrome Coffee Table by Ha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Rosewood
Substantial rosewood and chrome coffee table by Harvey Probber, 1960s. The grain and color on the top are stunning. This piece has been fully restored. In typical Harvey Probber fashion...
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Tuxedo Sofa in Velvet with Button Detail by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet
Stunning tuxedo sofa in velvet with button detail by Harvey Probber, 1960s. This is one of the sexiest sofas we've had. The button detail is both gorgeous and unusual. It has been fully...
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Harvey Probber Sofa Newly Upholsterd in Paul Smith...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Lucite, Wood, Upholstery, Wool
Harvey Probber was a modernist and his designs were classic modern, but never minimal. His designs were modern; however, his use of materials such as brass, stone, high gloss lacquer, ...
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Harvey Probber Capiz Shell, Brass and Cane Cocktai...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Cane, Shell, Wood
Harvey Probber, during a career that spanned over 40 years launched many ideas now taken for granted; however, his reputation as a furniture designer rests primarily on the elegant resi...
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Harvey Probber Sofa Newly Upholstered in Holly Hun...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass, Down, Foam, Wood, Wool
Harvey Probber, during a career that spanned over 40 years, launched many ideas now taken for granted; however, his reputation rests primarily on the elegant residential furniture he de...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Chrome and Leather Lounge C...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Lounge Chairs
Absolutely beautiful chairs. You have to see these in person, the photos do not do them justice. Polished flat-bar chrome frames with new distressed red leather upholstery. These chairs...
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Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa
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Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa
Harvey Probber
Late 20th Century American Sofas
Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa, Mohair
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Mahogany Coffee Table by Harvey Probber
Jon Howell Antiques and Design
Mahogany Coffee Table by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Solid mahogany rectangular coffee table, with two offset drawers having brass pulls, raised on four brass legs. Finished on all four sides. By Harvey Probber, American 1950s. 56 in x 32...
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Custom Ribbon Mahogany and Rosewood Dresser Set by...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Rosewood, Brass, Mahogany
Absolutely gorgeous and rare pair of ribbon mahogany and bleached rosewood dressers or credenzas by Harvey Probber Studio, 1965. The handles are brass with a bleached rosewood detail. T...
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Dark Mahogany Headboard with Reading Lights and Ar...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Mahogany
Dark mahogany headboard with reading lights and armrest by Harvey Probber, 1965. Telescopic reading lights and armrest are hidden in panels that fold up for storage. We offer free re...
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Full or Queen-Size Headboard with Gothic Arch Deta...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Lacquer, Wood
White Lacquered Headboard with Gothic Arch Detail by Harvey Probber, 1965. Headboard is wide enough for a 60" queen-sized mattress but was used for a full-sized mattress. Condition is e...
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Bleached Rosewood and Mahogany Dinette Table by Ha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany, Rosewood
Bleached rosewood and mahogany dinette table by Harvey Probber, 1965. This piece has been fully restored. The top is in a gorgeous bleached rosewood finish. The base is a dark ebonized ...
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Set of Six Sculptural Mahogany "Otter" Dining Chai...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Mahogany, Rosewood, Walnut
Set of six sculptural mahogany "Otter" dining chairs by Harvey Probber, 1965. These chairs are simply gorgeous. The rich dark mahogany finish just glows. Quality is exceptional. They ar...
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Handsome Trapezoidal Walnut and Brass End Tables b...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Walnut
Handsome trapezoidal walnut and brass end tables by Harvey Probber, 1960s. These tables have been completely restored and are in excellent condition. We offer free regular deliverie...
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Pair of Lacquered End Tables or Night Stands by Ha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Lacquer
Handsome Pair of Lacquered End Tables or Night Stand by Harvey Probber Studio, 1965. Turned brass pulls. Newly refinished. These pieces were in use by the original owner as night stands...
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Handsome Pair of Lacquered Chests or Nightstand by...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Lacquer
Handsome pair of lacquered chests or nightstand by Harvey Probber Studio, 1965. Turned brass pulls. Newly refinished. These pieces were in use by the original owner as night stands. The...
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Harvey Probber "FlatBar" Lounge Chair
Montaperto
Harvey Probber "FlatBar" Lounge Chair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Steel, Suede, Upholstery
Great-looking armchair by Harvey Probber with chrome-plated steel frame and original burnt-orange suede upholstery. Very well-made, solid chair.
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1950s Harvey Probber "Nuclear" Coffee Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Lacquer, Wood
2 parts. New dark gray lacquer. Some very small indents under new finish on the top. Overall, a really great piece.
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Pair of Midcentury Harvey Probber Walnut and Tile ...
Harvey Probber
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut
Gorgeous pair of walnut and tile hexagonal side tables by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Curved Sectional Sofa upholstery needed
Original in Berlin
Harvey Probber Curved Sectional Sofa upholstery ne...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Brass, Fabric, Wood
Rare Harvey Probber curved Sectional Sofa with brass and wood legs. Very unique brass feet details. This set can be reupholstered in leather or fabric in our in house atelier. Please c...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Swivel Cube Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A pair of swivel cube lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber (Model 1461). These are in original condition. Both chairs are labeled. The back cushion is down filled. Chairs sit on...
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Pair of Probber Walnut Side Tables
Rooms and Gardens, Inc.
Pair of Probber Walnut Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Travertine, Walnut
Moroccan inspired mid-century side tables by Harvey Probber. Made of solid walnut and Italian travertine.
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Pair of Probber Side Tables or Chests
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
Pair of Probber Side Tables or Chests
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Pair of streamlined three-drawer rosewood bedside chests by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
Harvey Probber Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Sleek and comfortable Probber chair and ottoman, newly reupholstered. Ottoman is 30.5" square x 17.5" H.
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Elegant Dining Table in Bleached Brazilian Rosewoo...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Dining table No. 819R with two leaves, top in bleached Brazilian rosewood and base in mahogany with brass stretchers, designed by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. Table comes with 2 16 ...
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Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
CONVERSO
Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
Probber for Probber Inc. curved sofa with recessed mahogany legs, fully reupholstered sofa with great plains boucle fabric and down pillows. [Label Probber on deck].
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Harvey Probber Woven Front Sideboard
Modern Drama
Harvey Probber Woven Front Sideboard
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Credenzas
Mahogany, Brass
Harvey Probber designed credenza. Woven front doors with brass details. Mahogany with original espresso finish.
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Harvey Probber End Tables
An Orange Moon
Harvey Probber End Tables
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Lacquer, Walnut
Pair of Harvey Probber walnut and black lacquer end tables. Left table: 18W X 28D X21H Right table: 30W X 30D X 21H
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Pair of Harvey Probber Armchairs
Modern-Decor
Pair of Harvey Probber Armchairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Excellent pair of refurbished and recovered Harvey Probber armchairs.
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Low Sculptural Walnut Coffee Table with Inlaid Ter...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Terrazzo, Walnut
Low sculptural walnut coffee table with inlaid terrazzo top by Harvey Probber, 1960s. This piece has been fully restored. We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia are...
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Mahogany and Bleached Rosewood Cabinet by Harvey P...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany, Rosewood
Mahogany and bleached rosewood cabinet by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Three-Seater Sofa for Rework, Uphol...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Harvey Probber Three Seater Sofa for rework. This Sofa can be reupholstered in our own atelier in leather or fabric. Please ask for quotes!
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Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
Soho Treasures
Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Very nice solid walnut mid-century modern king-size headboard by Harvey Probber.
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Ebonized Mahogany and Rosewood Large Dresser by Ha...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Large Harvey Probber dresser or credenza. Mint Condition.
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Large Lounge Chair on Walnut Frame by Harvey Probb...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Nice large Harvey Probber lounge chairs on walnut base. Good upholstery condition.
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Set of Six Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
Soho Treasures
Set of Six Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Very nice mid-century modern chairs by Harvey Probber.
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