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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Harvey Probber Criss Cross Sofa

By Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Harvey Probber Criss Cross Sofa
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass, Fabric, Walnut
Probber design. Rare three-seat sofa, features solid walnut legs with criss crossing stretchers, brass collars, slightly curved arms, and two down bolsters. Stripped of old foam and fab...
Harvey Probber Chest of Drawers with Brass Pulls

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Chest of Drawers with Brass Pulls
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Wood
Harvey Probber mahogany chest, with drawers that feature brass flat bar appointments. Signed! *This piece is curated for you by Original in Berlin*
Harvey Probber Mohair Sofa for Harvey Probber Design Inc.

By Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Harvey Probber Mohair Sofa for Harvey Probber Desi...
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Mohair, Wood
Designer: Harvey Probber. Manufacturer: Harvey Probber Design Inc. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Mohair, wood. Condition: This Harvey Probber mohair sofa f...
Midcentury Velvet Slipper Chairs by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Midcentury Velvet Slipper Chairs by Harvey Probber...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Pair of midcentury slipper chairs. Ebonized frames with tufted velvet upholstery. These chairs posses a casual elegant look that is both timeless and modern.
Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Brass, Mohair
Beautiful pair of swivel chairs by Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered in coral mohair over brass swivel bases.
Rare Harvey Probber Blue Terrazo Floating-Top Side Tables

By Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber
Rare Harvey Probber Blue Terrazo Floating-Top Side...
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Terrazzo, Wood, Walnut
Designer: Harvey Probber Manufacturer: Harvey Probber Country of origin: United States Date of manufacture: 1950-1959 Materials: Walnut wood, brass inlaid, terrazzo tile Period sty...
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounges

By Harvey Probber, Probber Inc.
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounges
Harvey Probber, Probber Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Harvey Probber for Probber Inc. Pair of newly upholstered lounges with solid walnut tapered wood legs. Reupholstered with Great Plains fabric.
Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Felt, Chrome
Slipper chairs Designed by Harvey Probber USA, circa 1960s Chrome and reupholstered in felt Measure: 27” H x 28” W x 28” D x seat 17” H.
Harvey Probber Three-Piece Sectional Sofa

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Three-Piece Sectional Sofa
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Rare three-piece sectional sofa by Harvey Probber with tall legs. This sofa has the original upholstery but is waiting for your new fabric.
Harvey Probber Bleached Rosewood Wall Hanging Desk

By Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Harvey Probber Bleached Rosewood Wall Hanging Desk...
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood, Rosewood
A beautiful rosewood desk by Harvey Probber which mounts to the wall for convenient use. Features a single wide drawer dawned with original HP signature plate. Very nice vintage condi...
Harvey Probber Cubo Raked Sectional Sofa in Beige

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Cubo Raked Sectional Sofa in Beige
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Fabric
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 collectio...
Harvey Probber Velvet Sofa, 1950s

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Velvet Sofa, 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet, Wood
Harvey Probber, modern sofa, made with velvet colored champagne, United States, 1950s. The style of the sofa is simple and elegant as it stretches diagonally balancing the heaviness...
Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench in Black Mohair

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench in Black Mohair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather
Beautiful walnut frame bench with brass stretchers by Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered in black mohair.
Harvey Probber Long Sideboard Dresser

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Long Sideboard Dresser
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Lead, Mahogany
Long credenza by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Refinished in espresso tone with original goldenrod aluminum doors.
Harvey Probber Ottoman on Brass Legs

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Ottoman on Brass Legs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Brass
We are pleased to offer: large-scale bench ottoman by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Beautiful new woven fabric sitting on brass legs.  
Harvey Probber Nightstand End Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Nightstand End Table
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Harvey Probber three-drawer chest / nightstand /end table. A beautiful and versatile piece. Fully restored. Refinished mahogany case in espresso tone with polished brass.
Harvey Probber Even Arm Sofa on Brass Legs

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Even Arm Sofa on Brass Legs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass
We are pleased to offer: Even arm sofa by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Beautiful new woven fabric sitting on brass legs.  
Harvey Probber Walnut and Brass Coffee Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Walnut and Brass Coffee Table
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
We are pleased to offer: Walnut top with brass frame coffee table by Harvey Probber. Fully restored and refinished.  
Set of Six X-Base Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Set of Six X-Base Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Brass, Upholstery, Mahogany
This X-base dining chair by Harvey Probber features a stationary design that mimics a Campaign style chair. The removable headrests hang from a brass rod at the top that links the slatt...
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Saber Leg Flip Top Dining or Game Table
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Saber Leg Flip T...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern saber leg flip top extension dining table or game table designed by Harvey Probber. The table features stunning mahogany wood grain and stylish midcent...
Harvey Probber Saber Leg Armchair

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Saber Leg Armchair
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Mahogany
Recently reupholstered in a salmon colored ultrasuaede, with an ebony stained mahogany frame.
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Two-piece sectional sofa with angled section and recessed mahogany cylindrical legs. Designed by Harvey Probber and made circa 1960s. With even arms, tufted seat cushions and five loose...
Harvey Probber Ebonized Walnut and Rosewood Three-Drawer Jewelry Chest

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Ebonized Walnut and Rosewood Three-...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Rosewood, Walnut
This three-drawer ebonized walnut jewelry chest was designed by Harvey Probber (1922-2003). The piece features beautifully figured rosewood drawer fronts with ball form ebonized wood ha...
Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Cabinet with Inset Caned Doors, 1950s

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Cabinet with Inset Can...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Cane, Mahogany
Wall mounted cabinet in mahogany with caned doors by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s.
Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Credenza with Inset Caned Doors, 1950s

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Credenza with Inset Ca...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Cane, Mahogany
Wall-mounted credenza in mahogany with brass pulls and inset caned doors by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. “Harvey Probber” label inside the top drawer on right side.
Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and Walnut Side Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and Walnut S...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble, Terrazzo, Walnut, Onyx
A rare Mid-Century Modern round end or occasional table designed by Harvey Probber, dating from the 1960s. It features a terrazzo top inlaid with onyx and marble chips over a sculptural...
Handsome Harvey Probber Even Arm Tuxedo Sofa Mid-Century Modern
Handsome Harvey Probber Even Arm Tuxedo Sofa Mid-C...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Handsome tuxedo, three-seat sofa by Harvey Probber, model #1257/90, USA, circa 1960. This piece retains it's original fabric upholstery resting on six wood dowel legs. The fabric does s...
Harvey Probber Triangular Sofa Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Triangular Sofa Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Triangular sofa table designed by Harvey Probber, USA, circa 1950s. Mahogany freshly refinished in excellent condition. Measures: 28" H x 67" W x 33 ¾" D.
Harvey Probber Dresser in Walnut and Ebonized Mahogany

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Dresser in Walnut and Ebonized Maho...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Mahogany, Walnut
Harvey Probber 6 drawer dresser in walnut and ebonized mahogany with brass feet and brass and ebonized mahogany pulls. In Stock. Harvey Probber (1922-2003), a design autodidact in a p...
Harvey Probber Extendable Dining Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Extendable Dining Table
Harvey Probber
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Iron, Oak
Stunning dining table designed by the iconic Harvey Probber. Rectangular table top of oak veneer with two extension plates (each 40 cm long), iron and brass frame. Some dents on the sid...
Harvey Probber Ebonized Mahogany Dresser, 1950s

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Ebonized Mahogany Dresser, 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
Mahogany
Harvey Probber ebonized mahogany dresser, 1950s.
Harvey Probber Rosewood and Ebonized Wood Display Cabinets, Pair
Harvey Probber Rosewood and Ebonized Wood Display ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Rosewood
Offering an incredible pair of Harvey Probber cabinets with stunning rosewood and ebonized wood. Each cabinet has a unique rosewood grain. The cabinets can be push together or left sepa...
Rare Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and Walnut Console Table
Rare Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and Wal...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo, Walnut
A very rare Mid-Century Modern console, foyer or entry table designed by Harvey Probber, dating from the 1960s. It features a shaped terrazzo top inlaid with onyx and marble chips over ...
Harvey Probber Marble, Terrazzo, Travertine and Walnut Surfboard Coffee Table
Harvey Probber Marble, Terrazzo, Travertine and Wa...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Travertine, Walnut, Marble, Terrazzo
A striking Mid-Century Modern rolling cocktail table designed by Harvey Probber, dating from the 1960s. It features a boat-shaped terrazzo top inlaid with Italian travertine diamonds an...
Harvey Probber Barrel Back Club Chairs with Goose ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Cotton, Chrome, Polyester
A matched pair of Harvey Probber model 1347 club chairs having polyester or cotton combination velvet upholstery with goose down seat cushions and solid chrome frame. Newly upholstered...
Harvey Probber Travertine Coffee Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Travertine Coffee Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Travertine, Walnut
Elegant, travertine coffee table on walnut pedestal bases by Harvey Probber. Elongated oval surface is deckled with subtle marbling. Mild wear on the surface, in over excellent vintage ...
Mid-Century Modern Rare Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench Lenor Larsen Cushions
Mid-Century Modern Rare Harvey Probber Brass Frame...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Walnut
For your consideration is a phenomenal brass frame bench by Harvey Probber, walnut with brass stretchers, circa the 1960s. Cushions were recently redone in Jack Lenor Larsen fabric. The...
Harvey Probber Aluminum and Black Tufted Leather Armchairs, 1960s
Harvey Probber Aluminum and Black Tufted Leather A...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Aluminum, Leather
Rare and collectible pair of aluminum armchairs by Harvey Probber, featuring tufted high quality classic black leather upholstered seat cushions and seat back cushions with solid alumin...
Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Harvey Probber cube lounge chairs in original condition with labels.
HIFI Cabinet by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
HIFI Cabinet by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Metal, Mahogany
Completely restored and refinished to perfection. This is a beautiful piece. It contains the original stereo, turntable and speaker. All probably works but, we haven't touched the stere...
Harvey Probber Caned Chair

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Caned Chair
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Wood, Upholstery
Here is a perfect single chair by Harry Probber from the 1950s that would look great in a modern living room setting. It features new super-soft upholstery on a cane and wood frame. The...
Harvey Probber Hexagonal Side Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Hexagonal Side Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
A rare three-legged hexagonal side table by Harvey Probber. The heavy terrazzo top is supported by three bent mahogany legs. Brass inlay, inset from the edges of the tabletop, accentuat...
Harvey Probber Corner Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Corner Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Mahogany
An Atomic era corner table by Harvey Probber having a single drawer and brass legs. Measure: Height to first table is 19.75".
Harvey Probber Terrazzo Side Tables

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Terrazzo Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Harvey Probber hexagonal terrazzo side tables. In good condition with normal wear.
Harvey Probber Dining Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Dining Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Rosewood
This striking rosewood dining table has a dark mahogany base. Two 16" leaves expand the table from 66" to 98" in length. It was designed by American post-war designer Harvey Probber. T...
Pair of Harvey Probber Architectural Series End Tables

By Harvey Probber
Pair of Harvey Probber Architectural Series End Ta...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Pair of Harvey Probber architectural series end tables.
Harvey Probber Game Table or Dining Table

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Game Table or Dining Table
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Harvey Probber game table or dining table Pedestal.
Pair of Mahogoany and Teal Color Modern Nightstands by Harvey Probber
Pair of Mahogoany and Teal Color Modern Nightstand...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Modern Bedroom Furniture
Brass, Mahogany
These Harvey Probber modern nightstands or small dressers are made of a mahogany case, one set with four painted and polished drawers the other set with three drawers. Completely restor...
Harvey Probber Side Tables

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Pair of Harvey Probber side tables with fire-enameled copper tops.
Walnut and Leather Cabinet by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Walnut and Leather Cabinet by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Cabinets
A beautiful and unique 1950s walnut cabinet by Harvey Probber. With sliding doors covered in leather and brass trim, raised on walnut legs with brass sabots. Each side of the cabinet ha...
Pair of Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs on Walnu...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Pair of Harvey Probber cube lounge/club chairs on a solid walnut plinth base. Newly upholstered in a pink linen blend fabric. Retains label. Measures: 30 H (to back cushion) x 34 D x 32...
Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Harvey Probber Mayan sofa Vintage piece designed in 1983, production date 2016 Upholstered in Maharam Ledger#44 Beryl.   
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Travertine Hexagonal Side Table
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Trave...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Travertine, Walnut
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern hexagon end or occasional table designed by Harvey Probber. The table features an Italian travertine inset top over a sculpted walnut base with Moroccan i...
Mid-Century Harvey Probber Gentleman's Chest

By Harvey Probber
Mid-Century Harvey Probber Gentleman's Chest
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Glass, Wood, Mahogany
Incredibly crafted Harvey Probber gentleman's chest. A minimal outside form concealing a beautiful set of drawers and glass shelves. Retains the metal tag. Probber (Harvey Probber Fall ...
Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" in Black Leather by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" in Black Leather b...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
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 great...
Pair of Wardrobes in Mahogany and Leather by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Pair of Wardrobes in Mahogany and Leather by Harve...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Beautifully outfitted wardrobes/chests of drawers in mahogany, doors with inset leather and brass bands, by Harvey Probber, American 1950s (label in drawer reads "designed by Harvey Pro...
Clean Line Sofa No. 1573 by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Clean Line Sofa No. 1573 by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Clean line sofa model no. 1573 with laminated ash block slab leg design by Harvey Probber, American, 1960s. Upholstered in beautiful gray fabric with leather welting.   
Set of Four Curvaceous Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
Set of Four Curvaceous Dining Chairs by Harvey Pro...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Set of four curvaceous dining chairs, designed by Harvey Probber, American, circa 1960s. This set is currently being refinished and reupholstered, and can be completed in your choice of...