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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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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

Midcentury Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood and Mahogany Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
An elegant case designed by Harvey Probber having Brazilian rosewood doors, pulls and Cerused mahogany case. Beautiful condition. Signed with original metal label.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Rosewood and Mahogany Dining Table with Brass Accents
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
A stunningly elegant expandable dining table in rosewood having mahogany and cast iron legs with brass accents throughout. Designed by American post-war designer Harvey Probber, circ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Credenza with Inset Caned Doors, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
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.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 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

Harvey Probber Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare Harvey Probber 3-seat sofa with criss cross base in solid walnut with brass accents. Fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Textile, Walnut

Pair of Harvey Probber Flower Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Pair of Harvey Probber side tables with enameled copper tops featuring a floral motif.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Enamel

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Nuclear Sert Two-Piece Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern 2-piece sectional sofa designed by Harvey Probber for his Nuclear Sert line. From one owner estate, older coral floral re-upholstery, is in need of re-upholstery, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Mahogany

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

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

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

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

Harvey Probber Brass Frame Benches in White Boucle, Circa 1950
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber brass frame benches in white boucle, 1950’s. Brass and mahogany frames. Fully restored and reupholstered in white boucle.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

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

Mid-Century Modern Two-Drawer Cocktail Table in Walnut and Brass, Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and refined cocktail table was designed by Harvey Probber and handmade in Fall River, Massachusetts circa 1960. Probber believed that "aging gracefully" represented the ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

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

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 Arm Chair
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber arm chair model 1055. Harvey Probber Saber Leg arm chair. This chair is newly refinished and reupholstered in Noblilis Pairs Velvet. Very Good condition. Very nice occ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

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

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Harvey Probber Hexagon Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of patinated bronze hexagon shaped side tables with tripod base of splayed wood legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Table is a Brazilian rosewood veneer with brass trim, mahogany base. Table has two leaves that are 16" each. Without leaves table is 80" W.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rosewood Dresser, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hamburg, PA
A gorgeous Harvey Probber rosewood dresser with ebonized trim and brass handles. the dresser has ample storage with nine drawers. Labeled "Furniture designed by Harvey Probber" insid...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Mid Century Modern 5 Drawer Leather Brass Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant long mahogany dresser by Harvey Probber. Five graduated drawers with solid brass pulls on the right side. Two leather doors with solid brass strips which conceal f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Club Chairs on Walnut Plinth by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of club chairs designed and manufactured in the US by Harvey Probber. These chairs have great proportions, they are very confortable and they are in very good condi...
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1960s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Etched Metal Top Coffee Table
By Arpad Rosti, Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare coffee table No. 1322 with etched metal top and black ebonized mahogany frame by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Clean lined mahogany frame with black ebonized finish. Possibly r...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Metal

Blue and Ivory Terrazzo with Inlaid Brass Top & Mahogany Tripod Legs Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber blue and creamy white terrazzo stone hexagon shaped top with brass inlay on splayed tripod mahogany legs side / end / occasional table....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Probber Blue & White Terrazzo, Mahogany Tripod Legs and Brass Hexagon Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber aqua blue and off white terrazzo stone hexagon shaped top with brass inlay, on splayed tripod mahogany legs side / end or occasional ta...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

1940s Harvey Probber Sleek Hollywood Regency Sleek Sculptural Curved Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing sleek curvy design on this Harvey Probber sofa from the 1940s. Very low profile 'invisible' casters were added to the feet at some point for ease of movement. This is a very ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber King Size Basket Weave Mahogany and Brass Headboard, circa 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Modernist Harvey Probber King Size basket weave headboard featuring woven mahogany with brass accents. Headboard measures 80" wide - perfect fit for a king size bed - and can be used...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 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 Rosewood Dining Table with Extensions and Solid Brass Runners
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Brazilian rosewood Harvey Probber architectural dining table with mahogany clad solid steel legs and solid brass stretchers. The tables measures 80 x 44 x 29"H and extends up to 112"...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass, Steel

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 Mid Century Mahogany and Brass Compact Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in La Grange, IL
Harvey Probber mid century mahogany and brass compact credenza Credenza measures: 36 wide x 17.75 deep x 29.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mid Century Mahogany and Brass 4 Drawer Dresser Chest
By Harvey Probber
Located in La Grange, IL
Harvey Probber mid century mahogany and brass 4 drawer dresser chest. Dresser chest measure: 24 wide x 18 deep x 29.75 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Table in Walnut & Terrazzo by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wonderful occasional table designed by Probber in the late 50's. Thick gray terrazzo stone octagonal top. Weighty little table, but still lightweight enough to move around wh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Terrazzo

Harvey Probber Elegant Pair of Campaign Style Lounge Chairs 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Campaign style lounge chairs in mahogany with brass accents and upholstered seats and back rests by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. Refinished and reupholstered by Lobel Mode...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Probber Blue, White, Brown and Gold Terrazzo Mahogany Tripod Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a pair of Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber aqua blue and white terrazzo stone hexagon shaped top with brass inlay, on splayed tripod brown mahogany legs. The iconic Harve...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Extendable Dining Table with Oak Top and Black Metal Frame
By Harvey Probber
Located in Madrid, ES
Stunning dining table designed by the iconic Harvey Probber. Rectangular tabletop of oak veneer with two extension plates (each 40 cm long), iron and brass frame. Some dents on the s...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Harvey Probber Short Drum End Table for Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A spectacularly veneered occasional table or pede stal table. Very grained pattern in walnut.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Walnut

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 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

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

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

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 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 Midcentury Cerused Oak/Shearling Bench, Signed
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Modernist American midcentury cerused oak bench with new upholstered seats in a dense shearling, solid stacked oak plank bases. Harvey Probber Inc, c 1960s. Signed.
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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

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

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