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.

Early 1950s Pair of Harvey Probber Club Chairs in Smokey Gray Mohair
Early 1950s Pair of Harvey Probber Club Chairs ...
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Mohair, Hardwood, Cherry, Lacquer
Rare pair of Harvey Probber club chairs with sloped arms and recessed pyramidal leg base. Completely restored with new foam, new webbing and smokey gray mohair upholstery that has aq...
Elegant Midcentury Armchairs in Walnut and Velvet by Harvey Probber, 1950s
Elegant Midcentury Armchairs in Walnut and Velv...
Edward Wormley, Harvey Probber, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Velvet, Maple, Walnut
Sculptural, comfortable pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber, late 1950s-early 1960s. These have been fully restored with new foam and are reupholstere...
Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectional
Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectional
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Two-piece sectional by Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Measures: 184 W x 84 D x 28.5 H in Newly upholstered, wood frame.
Pair of Swivel Chairs by Harvey Probber
Pair of Swivel Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Modern Swivel Chairs
Upholstery, Hardwood, Walnut
Pair of swivel lounge chairs by Harvey Probber. The chairs are upholstered in luxurious heavyweight velvet and the swivel bases are veneered in walnut and freshly refinished in mediu...
Harvey Probber Elegant Pair of Lounge Chairs with Caned Backs and Sides, 1950s
Harvey Probber Elegant Pair of Lounge Chairs wi...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Upholstery, Cane, Foam, Mahogany
Pair of elegant lounge chairs model No. 915 in mahogany with caned backs and sides with upholstered seats and pillow by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s.
Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and Walnut Side Table
Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and Walnu...
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 sculptu...
Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa with Jack Lenor Larson "Happiness" Upholstery
Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa with Jack Lenor Lars...
Harvey Probber, Jack Lenor Larsen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Cotton, Mohair, Wood
This phenomenal Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Tuxedo sofa, is upholstered in Jack Lenor Larson fabric. This upholstery is one of Jack Lenor Larsen's signature fabrics. The design...
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa
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 lo...
Pair of Harvey Probber for Directional Armchairs, Circa 1950s
Pair of Harvey Probber for Directional Armchair...
Directional, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Armchairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Mahogany frames with H-shaped stretchers, with seats, arms and backs newly reupholstered in gray velvet. Fabric swatch available. Arms are 22.75" H. See these chairs in our Brookly...
Harvey Probber Chest of Drawers
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Mahogany
Mahogany six-drawer dresser with brass pulls and two partitioned drawers. Perfect mid-century modern highboy dresser for bedroom storage. Iconic Harvey Probber style drawer pulls, or...
Midcentury Cane headboard by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Cane, Wood
In wonderful condition with no breaks to the cane. finely crafted with brass details. Fits a king sized mattress.
Rare Harvey Probber Onyx, Marble, Terrazzo and ...
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 ov...
Handsome Harvey Probber Small Chest Cabinet Nig...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany
Handsome small-scale chest or side table designed by Harvey Probber.
Original Condition Pair of Harvey Probber Cube ...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Walnut
A pair of all original condition Cube chairs by Harvey Probber from his iconic Architectural Series. Square walnut frames with black leather backs with notches at the top. Flat chrom...
Harvey Probber Marble, Terrazzo, Travertine and...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Travertine, Marble, Terrazzo, Walnut
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...
Large Elegant Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectiona...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Upholstery, Mahogany
Large Mid-Century Modern 1950s Harvey Probber two-piece sectional sofa with mahogany tapered legs. Sofa has original fabric, it needs to be reupholstered and foam replaced. There is ...
Harvey Probber Mahogany End Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany
Two-tiered mahogany end table with brass sabots.
Lounge Chair with Aluminium Frame by Harvey Pro...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs
Lounge chair No. 1427A with aluminium frame and diamond tufted seat and back by Harvey Probber, American, 1960s.
Harvey Probber Tall Dresser
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Mahogany
Mahogany chest with two folding doors concealing eight drawers with brass pulls and ten glass shelves. Felt lined top drawer marked with metal tag. Please confirm item location (NY o...
Exceptional Harvey Probber Brass and Velvet Lou...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass, Velvet
An exceptionally rare pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs. The brass legs have been polished and clear coated. The upholstery and foam have been updated with a rich navy blue velvet...
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.
Pair of Harvey Probber Architectural Series End...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Pair of Harvey Probber architectural series end tables.
Harvey Probber Dresser in Walnut and Ebonized M...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass
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 ...
Harvey Probber Teak and Mahogany Credenza
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Mahogany, Teak
An elegant case designed by Harvey Probber having teak and cerused mahogany. Beautiful condition. Signed with original metal label.  
Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Sling Chair, circa ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Upholstery, Bentwood
Rare pair of Harvey Probber sling chairs. This design was selected for by the Museum of Modern Art in 1948 for their good design exhibit. Bentwood frame with new chocolate brown velv...
Pair of Harvey Probber 'Fraschini' Swivel Chair...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Fabric, Wood
A pair of Harvey Probber swivel chairs, model #3451, with a wonderfully spare form and sleek, stainless steel bases that swivel a smooth 360 degrees. Known as the 'Fraschini' chair a...
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 Fa...

Harvey Probber Cabinet

By Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Cabinet
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany
Unusual storage cabinet by Harvey Probber. Dark stained mahogany cabinet with sliding rattan doors and four centre drawers. Each rattan door slides to reveal a unique bank of drawer...
Harvey Probber Travertine and Walnut Coffee Tab...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Terrazzo, Walnut
Harvey Probber Travertine and Walnut Coffee Table, circa 1970s. Designed by Harvey Probber in the 1970s this coffee table hits all the right notes with a round Travertine top on a w...
Occasional Table by Harvey Probber, Terrazzo To...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Terrazzo, Walnut
Occasional Table by Harvey Probber, Terrazzo Top, circa 1960s. This Mid-Century occasional table by Harvey Probber features an octagonal terrazzo top on top of an ebonized base with...
Harvey Probber Midcentury Tuxedo Sofa, circa 1950s
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Harvey Probber even arm sofa with dark mahogany base, t-shaped seat cushion with buttons and three-back cushions, price includes having the base refinished. Seat height measures is 1...
Harvey Probber Elegant Pair of Side Chairs, 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Mahogany
Pair of "Curved Back Side Chairs" model no. 1053 with ebonized mahogany frames by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. Newly finished and upholstered by Lobel Modern in a luxurious silk ...
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.
Pair of Harvey Probber Slipper Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American American Modern Slipper Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Elegant pair of slipper chairs by Harvey Probber, upholstered in charcoal grey chenille with exposed walnut handle.
Harvey Probber Pr Mid-Century Modern Chrome, Ne...
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Velvet, Chrome
Beautifully button tufted in brand new eggplant purple velvet and finished off with a highly polished chrome fame, this pair of Harvey Probber arm lounge chairs would be perfect for ...
Midcentury Five-Drawer Two-Door Leather Brass M...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Leather, Mahogany
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...
American Modern Mahogany Two Part Low Table, Ha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Each piece semi-circular, with tapering block legs, to form a circle or an "s" shape.
Harvey Probber King Size "Knights Headboard"
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Bone white lacquered "Knights Headboard" by Harvey Probber, king-size.

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 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 collec...
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Walnut Hexago...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern hexagonal end or occasional table designed by Harvey Probber. The table features beautiful walnut wood grain and is sculpted with Moroccan-inspired arch...
Pair of Midcentury Leather Swivel Chairs with B...
Harvey Probber, Milo Baughman
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Brass
Beautiful pair of larger midcentury swivel lounge chairs by Harvey Probber. Chairs have beautiful shape and style. Covered in a nice matte black leather, sitting atop a shiny brass b...
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 Nightst...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Modern Night Stands
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 res...
Mid-Century Modern Satinwood "Nuclear" Coffee T...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Demi-lune Tables
Satinwood
Make a statement with this uniquely versatile coffee table design by Harvey Pobber in satinwood.
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, accent...
Vintage Sideboard by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Brass, Leather, Mahogany
Elegant vintage sideboard designed by Harvey Probber. Features two leather sliding doors on the left revealing white lacquer interior drawers for storage and four dovetail drawers wi...
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Set of Four G...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Fabric
For your consideration is phenomenally impeccable, set of four slipper chairs, with wooden handles or pulls at the top of the back, by Harvey Probber, circa the 1950s. Just came back...
Harvey Probber Barrel Back Club Chairs with Goo...
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 upholste...
Taboret Table by Probber from the Architectural...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
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...
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Pair of Game ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Fabric
For your consideration is phenomenally impeccable, pair of slipper chairs, with wooden handles or pulls at the top of the back, by Harvey Probber, circa the 1950s. Just came back fro...
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Long vintage modern sofa designed by Harvey Probber. At over nine feet long with thick cushions and teak frame and legs this striking mid-century piece offers spacious seating for up...
HIFI Cabinet by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Metal
Completely restored and refinished to perfection. Does not include stereo components
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 Round Coffee Table, USA, 1960s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper, Travertine, Wood, Walnut
A round Harvey Probber coffee table. The walnut top rests on an ebonized wooden base with copper socks and a terrazzo stone circle in the centre.
Harvey Probber Sofa Newly Reupholstered
Harvey Probber
Antique 19th Century American Sofas
Velvet
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 ...
Four-Drawer Mahogany Dresser by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Mahogany
This clean-lined dresser by Harvey Probber features two deep drawers and two smaller drawers, the topmost of which is divided into three compartments. Brass drawer pulls and brass ca...
Pair of Signed Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs Mod...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Upholstery
Harvey Probber, USA 1952 Fabric, aluminium. Signed by Harvey Probber, model number 1347. Measures: 28.5 wide x 27 deep and 26.25 inches tall, seat height is 17. Price is for the pai...
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