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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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Bleached Mahogany Dining Room Set Designed by Harv...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Cane, Mahogany
A marvelous bleached mahogany dining room set comprising an oval dining table and 6 chairs designed by Harvey Probber in the 1950s. The wood on all of the pieces in the set is a combina...
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Harvey Probber Crushed Blue Velvet Sofa
Worrell Smith Gallery
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Harvey Probber Crushed Blue Velvet Sofa
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
A stunning four-seat sofa by Harvey Probber with two carved ottomans upholstered in an original ice blue crushed velvet. The seats sit on a chrome clad plinth. All seats can come off th...
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Harvey Probber Wall Unit, 1960s
Antiques of River Oaks
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Harvey Probber Wall Unit, 1960s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Wood
Wall unit designed by Harvey Probber with alternating glass and cabinet sections. Excellent condition with original finish. It has 7 large glass shelves, 3 small glass shelves and 6 woo...
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Harvey Probber Chaise Longue
R.E. Steele
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Harvey Probber Chaise Longue
Harvey Probber
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaises Longues
Chrome
comfortable sleek
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Harvey Probber Curved Sectional Sofa
Bloomberry
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Harvey Probber Curved Sectional Sofa
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 ch...
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Rare Signed Harvey Probber Floating Sofa, Mid-Cent...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Outstanding and rare signed Harvey Probber tuxedo sofa. This unusual sofa rests on two chunky walnut legs that extend up the back, very handsome! The sofa retains it's original nubby wo...
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Rare Pair of Signed Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Cha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Outstanding and rare signed Harvey Probber pair of cube lounge chairs. This unusual pair rests on two chunky walnut legs that extend up the back-very handsome! These chairs retains thei...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Even-Arm "Floating" Sofas
LUNA Modern
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Pair of Harvey Probber Even-Arm "Floating" Sofas
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Pair of Harvey Probber even-arm "floating" sofas in dark red velvet. We offer free delivery on most of our items within the Long Island or Greater NYC, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut...
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Black Leather Harvey Probber Sofa
Jonathan Burden LLC
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Black Leather Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Unknown Sofas
Leather
Six sections, each approx. 32" square. One corner section and 2 end sections. The seat height is 15". It has the Harvey Probber label underneath. Provenance: The Robert Ellsworth Estate...
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Pair of Probber Side Tables or Chests
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
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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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Daybed Designed by Harvey Probber
Sputnik Modern
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Daybed Designed by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Day Beds
A mahogany daybed with brass supports and mohair upholstery. Designed by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass BenchOn Hold
Exhibit Modern
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Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Bench
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Mahogany, Upholstery
Elegant bench or table by American designer Harvey Probber. Constructed of mahogany with floating brass stretcher, brass sabots, and a loose upholstered cushion. Bench has recessed stee...
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Lounge Chair by Harvey Probber
Flavor
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Lounge Chair by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Lounge Chair by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Sofa
Palm Beach Vintage
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Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Wood
Beautifully designed and crafted nine foot (9') long sofa by Harvey Probber. The painted, solid wood platform base supports a single seat cushion, three back cushions, and two bolster c...
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Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Hoop Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Wood
Beautifully designed, rare pair of Mid-Century lounge chairs by Harvey Probber (model 1066). Distinctively crafted with a wide and deep oval shaped seat surrounded by elegant cane backs...
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Mid-Century Credenza by Harvey Probber
Loft Thirteen
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Mid-Century Credenza by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Mahogany
An absolutely stunning credenza designed by Harvey Probber. It's in a dark mahogany, refinished to perfection, accented with polished brass pulls and leg caps. The basket weave doors hi...
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Knight's Bench by Harvey Probber
Mosaik
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Knight's Bench by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Mahogany
Rare iconic Harvey Probber knight's bench. Mid Century 1950's stool made of bent mahogany and polished brass fitting. Original condition, some wear consistent with use and age. Harvey ...
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Harvey Prober Bronze and Ebony Side Tables
Via Verso - 20th Century Design
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Harvey Prober Bronze and Ebony Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Bronze
Handsome pair of bronze and ebony side tables by Harvey Probber. Hexagonal topped tables on splayed leg base.
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Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
This beautifully restored cube club chair has a walnut plinth base with new foam and great geometric print upholstery by Harvey Probber. Beautiful lines, extremely well made, solid chai...
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Large Executive Mid-Century Modern Walnut L-Shape ...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables
Marked Harvey Probber large L-shaped mid-century modern desk. Nice rolled edge curve top.
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Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
Soho Treasures
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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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Nuclear Coffee Table by Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper, Wood
Great untouched example of the iconic "Nuclear" coffee, cocktail table designed by Harvey Probber. Original black finish, with original copper insert center bowl.
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Velvet Tuxedo Sofa with Button Detail by Harvey Pr...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet, Walnut
Lavish Velvet Tuxedo Sofa with Button Detail by Harvey Probber, Signed. This sofa is newly refinished in green velvet and very comfortable. Legs are walnut. The seat cushions are spring...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Rosewood Display Cabinets
The Modern Vault
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Pair of Harvey Probber Rosewood Display Cabinets
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Glass, Rosewood, Wood
Pair of Harvey Probber ebonized display cabinets with rosewood doors, original glass shelving. Professionally restored to near perfect condition, these beautiful cabinets also have a fi...
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Harvey Probber Curved SofasOn Hold
Modern Drama
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Harvey Probber Curved Sofas
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Sofas
Wood, Upholstery
Large pair of curved sofas by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Almond Hartzog Gallery
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Walnut, Wool
A pair of Tuxedo lounge chairs by Harvey Probber. Newly restored in a soft white wool and down cushions. Swiveling walnut base.
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Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
Almond Hartzog Gallery
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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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Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Walnut Side Ta...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
Classic Probber six-sided white terrazzo top table with Moorish arched walnut base.
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Pair of Side Tables, Harvey Probber
Almond Hartzog Gallery
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Pair of Side Tables, Harvey Probber
Drexel Heritage, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wood
A pair of wooden side tables by Harvey Probber. Features a square table top with a trapezoidal base. Manufacturer's mark to underside "Drexel.".
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1970s Tete-a-Tete Sofa Attributed to Harvey Probbe...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s Sofas
Mohair, Wood
Chic, masculine, Tete-a-Tete sofa attributed to Harvey Probber, early 1970s. Newly re-finished walnut frame and newly upholstered in Lapis Mohair.
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Pair of Harvey Probber Chairs
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
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Pair of Harvey Probber Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
A pair of club chairs by Harvey Probber. Chairs are upholstered in fabulous vintage velvet fabric.
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Harvey Probber Occasional Table
Almond Hartzog Gallery
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Harvey Probber Occasional Table
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Rosewood
A round wooden Harvey Probber occasional table. Castered base with a starburst rosewood veneer on table top.
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Harvey Probber Woven Front Sideboard
Modern Drama
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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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Chrome and Button-Tufted Vinyl Lounge Chairs by Ha...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Foam, Naugahyde
This hot pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs by American designer, Harvey Probber, have that fantastic Mad Men feel about them and are super comfortable. Featuring aluminium contou...
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Harvey Probber Sofa
S. Julian
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Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Very large possibly custom made sofa by Harvey Probber, although this item does not have a tag, we acquired this couch from whom Probber Family was friends with.
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Pair of Harvey Probber Barrel Chairs with Walnut S...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Swivel Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Pair of barrel lounge chairs by Harvey Probber with walnut round swivel bases. This pair of chairs is in the original fabric and upholstery. Retains the original Harvey Probber label to...
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Pair of Clean-Line Club Chairs in Sage Velvet by H...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Pair of clean-line club chairs in sage velvet with chrome bases by Harvey Probber, American, 1960s. Newly upholstered by Lobel Modern.
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Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
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Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Probber for Harvey Probber Inc. Tuxedo sofa, features seven button back with lumbar support across the length. Single deck cushion, rebuilt and restored, new foam with Great Plains fabr...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Jewelry Cabinets or Semaini...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood
This is a wonderful matched pair of Havey Probber Jewelry cabinets or Semainier. Having seven narrow drawers with one larger drawer on the bottom, the pieces are beautifully done.
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Harvey Probber Bleached Ribbon Mahogany Long Cabinet
Assemblage Ltd.
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Harvey Probber Bleached Ribbon Mahogany Long Cabin...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Credenzas
Brass, Lacquer, Mahogany
Harvey Probber long, low credenza or sideboard with four ascending height drawers and pair of shelved cabinets measuring 16.5" wide x 21" high. Sleek conical brass pulls and dark mahoga...
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Handsome Pair of Rosewood Chairs by Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Bouclé, Chrome, Rosewood
Very handsome pair of rosewood Harvey Probber lounge chairs on brushed chrome legs. Perfect scale and proportion, ideal for a gentleman's office or salone setting. Very high quality ...
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Harvey Probber Mahogany CredenzaOn Hold
Ambianic
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Harvey Probber Mahogany Credenza
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Leather, Mahogany
For your consideration a vintage credenza by Harvey Probber. Cerused mahogany finish (black and ivory). Doors covered in leather. Brass accents. Stamped with makers label in top draw...
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Harvey Probber Nuclear Coffee Table in Blonde Maho...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
The Nuclear coffee table by Harvey Probber can be be placed in the circular position as per this first picture or in an end to end configuration.
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Set of Four Cantilevered Chrome and Wicker Chairs
The Antique and Artisan Center
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Set of Four Cantilevered Chrome and Wicker Chairs
Harvey Probber, Jørgen Kastholm, Preben Fabricius
Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Wicker
Set of four cantilevered chrome and wicker chairs by Fabricius and Kastholm for Harvey Probber.
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Mahogany Coffee Table by Harvey Probber
Jon Howell Antiques and Design
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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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Harvey Probber Bleached Mahogany Woven Front Dress...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Mahogany
Mid Century classic dresser in a bleached/white washed Mahogany finish with four ample center drawers and two side compartments concealed by sliding doors featuring woven strips and bra...
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Eight-Piece Sectional Sofa by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Eight-piece sectional sofa by Harvey Probber. Pieces are labelled and all have chrome bases. Measurements provided are for a single section. There are eight sections total. Sectional c...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Palm Beach Vintage
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Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Pair of beautifully designed modernist lounge chairs by Harvey Probber with a lovely soft velvet upholstery in very good condition. These distinctive chairs are crafted with a handsome ...
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Set of Eight Harvey Probber Scissor Chairs
David Duncan Antiques
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Set of Eight Harvey Probber Scissor Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Chairs
A set of eight Harvey Probber scissor chairs with polished lacquer finish and jacquard loom jute seat cushions.
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Set of Four Handwoven Rattan Chairs by Harvey Prob...
Harvey Probber
20th Century Haitian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Metal, Rattan
Great set of four chairs from the 1980s by Harvey Probber.
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Pair of Key Lime 'Cube" Club Chairs Authentic Harv...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Chrome, Fabric
This is an authentic pair of Harvey Probber club chairs. The vibrant key lime fabric is in remarkable condition along with the chrome on the steel strap legs. Neatly tufted seat and bac...
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Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
Farnsworth
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Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Brass, Fabric, Mahogany
Set of four Harvey Probber dining chairs. Beautifully refinished natural red hued solid mahogany frames with new striped upholstery and foam. Accented with brass hardware which hold the...
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Coffee Table with Planter Attributed to Harvey Pro...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A nicely proportioned oak coffee table with attached planter. Very similar to a design by Harvey Probber although we have not documented this particular version.
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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 regu...
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Harvey Probber Capiz Shell Coffee Table
Open Air Modern
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Harvey Probber Capiz Shell Coffee Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass coffee table with cane or wicker shelves and inlaid capiz-shell top designed by Harvey Probber. This impressive table presents a rigorous architectural form tempered by the opales...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Rosewood Drum Tables
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rosewood occasional tables designed by Harvey Probber. These sleek mid-century tables are so versatile. Rich, gleaming rosewood displays beautiful grain. Hidden casters allow for easy m...
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Stately Pair of Signed Upholstered Stools or Bench...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mahogany, Velvet, Walnut
Stately pair of signed upholstered stools or benches by Harvey Probber, 1965. These stools have been refinished and reupholster in a texted cream velvet. Condition is immaculate. We of...
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Set of Four Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany
Set of four beautifully crafted mahogany dining chairs by Harvey Probber.
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Rare Large Desk Designed by Harvey Probber
Belkind Bigi
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Rare Large Desk Designed by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Desks
Large and highly functional desk designed by Harvey Probber. The desk top is white laminate, often used in Probber designs. The shape of the desk allows for multiple people to use the d...
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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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