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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Rosewood and Black Lacquer Server Buffet by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Lacquer, Mahogany, Rosewood
A genuine purpose-built buffet by Harvey Probber featuring two shelves within the left compartment and four slide-out drawers within the right compartment lined with cork and green felt...
Pair of Compact Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Compact and comfortable lounge chairs by Harvey Probber.
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, New Upholstery
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, New Upholstery
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Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, New Upholstery
Edward Wormley, Harvey Probber, Probber Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Very rare two-piece sectional sofa designed by Harvey Probber. The sofa comes with seven back cushions and has a deep seat area for very comfortable relaxing. It´s simple but stunning d...
Pair of Signed 1960s Harvey Probber Nightstand/Sid...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Wood
You are viewing a fine and original pair of 1960s nightstands by Harvey Probber. Many people also utilize them as end tables for a living room setting. Made of dark stained mahogany woo...
Tan Leather "Cubo" Modular Sectional Sofa or Loung...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Upholstery, Leather
Designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1960, this four piece modular seating can be arranged in endless ways around the room. The tan leather upholstery and low, relaxed stature make this lo...
Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber Sofa
CONVERSO
Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Probber for Probber Inc. Curve ends three-seat sofa. Rebuilt and re-upholstered with weave fabric and solid walnut legs.
Set of Four Harvey Probber for Directional Armchai...
Directional, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Armchairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Mahogany frames with H-shaped stretchers, with seats, arms and backs newly reupholstered in gray velvet. Arms are 22.75" H. A pair can be purchased for $3,000. These chairs are in our B...
Large Two-Piece Floating Mahogany Buffet by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Large two-piece floating mahogany buffet by Harvey Probber Studio, 1965. Total length of 130 inches. Excellent condition. Felt lined silver drawer, spun brass pulls and lots of storage....
Handsome Trapezoidal Walnut and Brass End Tables b...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Walnut
Handsome trapezoidal walnut and brass end tables by Harvey Probber, 1960s. These tables have been completely restored and are in excellent condition. We offer free regular deliverie...
Pair of Sculptural Tables with Terrazzo and Brass ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Terrazzo, Walnut
Pair of sculptural end or side tables with terrazzo and brass inlaid tops by Harvey Probber, 1960s. Absolutely remarkable design that fits into any room. The unusual sea foam hued terra...
Tuxedo Sofa in Velvet with Button Detail by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet
Stunning tuxedo sofa in velvet with button detail by Harvey Probber, 1960s. This is one of the sexiest sofas we've had. The button detail is both gorgeous and unusual. It has been fully...
Substantial Rosewood and Chrome Coffee Table by Ha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Rosewood
Substantial rosewood and chrome coffee table by Harvey Probber, 1960s. The grain and color on the top are stunning. This piece has been fully restored. In typical Harvey Probber fashion...
Full or Queen-Size Headboard with Gothic Arch Deta...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Lacquer, Wood
White lacquered headboard with Gothic arch detail by Harvey Probber, 1965. Headboard is wide enough for a 60" queen-sized mattress but was used for a full-sized mattress. Condition is e...
Set of Six Sculptural Mahogany "Otter" Dining Chai...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Rosewood, Walnut, Cane, Mahogany
Set of six sculptural mahogany "Otter" dining chairs by Harvey Probber, 1965. These chairs are simply gorgeous. The rich dark mahogany finish just glows. Quality is exceptional. They ar...
Dark Mahogany Headboard with Reading Lights and Ar...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Mahogany
Dark mahogany headboard with reading lights and armrest by Harvey Probber, 1965. Telescopic reading lights and armrest are hidden in panels that fold up for storage. We offer free re...
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 ...
Custom Ribbon Mahogany and Rosewood Dresser Set by...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Rosewood, Brass, Mahogany
Absolutely gorgeous and rare pair of ribbon mahogany and bleached rosewood dressers or credenzas by Harvey Probber Studio, 1965. The handles are brass with a bleached rosewood detail. T...
Harvey Probber Hexagonal Walnut Side Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Formica, Walnut
Designer: Harvey Probber. Manufacturer: Harvey Probber. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 16.25″ H x 18.5″ D. Materials: Walnut,...
Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber Sofa
New Order Modern
Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass, Linen, Wood
Harvey Probber sofa.
Pair of Marble Top Nightstands by Harvey Probber, ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble, Wood
Designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s, this pair works perfectly as end tables, side tables, or nightstands. Each table's square wood frames have a small drawer and two platforms for ...
Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
Modern Drama
Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Walnut
Pair of swivel chairs by Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered.
Monumental Harvey Probber Model 819R Dining Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Bleached Brazilian rosewood dining table with a mahogany and brass base. This stunning table measures in at 44" wide, 29" high, and 80" long without the leaves. Comes with two 16" wide ...
Pair of Harvey Probber Armchairs
Pair of Harvey Probber Armchairs
Larry Reilly Collection
Pair of Harvey Probber Armchairs
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Steel, Walnut
A great unusual pair of Harvey Probber armchairs. Tagged on bottom. Solid steel and solid walnut. These chairs are in fantastic condition and indestructible.
Pair of Wicker and Chrome Chairs for Harvey Probbe...
Harvey Probber, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Vintage 1970s American Modern Chairs
Chrome, Wicker
Pair of wicker and chrome chairs by Fabricius & Kastholm for Harvey Probber. Wicker bucket seat with tubular chrome cantilever frame.
Pair of Harvey Probber Sofas
Pair of Harvey Probber Sofas
Azalea Modern
Pair of Harvey Probber Sofas
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Pair of Harvey Probber sofas with dark walnut legs.
Pair of Harvey Probber for Thayer Coggin Leather L...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Leather
A pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber for Thayer Coggin. Chrome frames with original, tufted black leather upholstery.
Rare Harvey Probber Black Mid-Century Sideboard
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Super sleek long credenza designed by Harvey Probber with accenting polished metal hardware. Two side cabinets and four wide drawers. Makes a great focal point in your office or living ...
Harvey Probber Sofa Newly Upholstered in Holly Hun...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass, Down, Foam, Wood, Wool
Harvey Probber, during a career that spanned over 40 years, launched many ideas now taken for granted; however, his reputation rests primarily on the elegant residential furniture he de...
Pair of Harvey Probber 'Fraschini' Swivel Chairs i...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Stainless Steel, 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 and ...
Harvey Probber Sofa Newly Upholsterd in Paul Smith...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Lucite, Upholstery, Wood, Wool
Harvey Probber was a modernist and his designs were Classic modern, but never minimal. His designs were modern; however, his use of materials such as brass, stone, high gloss lacquer, r...
Vintage Harvey Probber Terrazzo Side Table
Vintage Harvey Probber Terrazzo Side Table
Mid Century Maddist
Vintage Harvey Probber Terrazzo Side Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany, Terrazzo
Mid-Century hexagonal side table designed by Harvey Probber. This piece displays a turquoise blue terrazzo top with brass inlay and sits on three solid sculpted mahogany legs.      ...
Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Cane Barrel Back Loung...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Mahogany, Upholstery
Excellent condition cushioned mahogany and cane lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber. Stunning sculptural design on this rare set of Harvey Probber lounge chairs.
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. Upholstered in a linen blend fabric. Measures: 30" H (to back cushion) x 34" D x 32.5" W.
Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" in Black Leather b...
Harvey Probber
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...
Chic Cabinet with Jewelry Enamel Doors by Harvey P...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Cabinet No.1079 in mahogany with two doors inset with jewelry enamel on copper graphic flower design and rosewood pulls by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s (signed). Harvey Probber's nam...
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...
Sectional Sofa by Harvey Probber
Sectional Sofa by Harvey Probber
Weinberg Modern
Sectional Sofa by Harvey Probber
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 Side Tables
Harvey Probber Side Tables
Pascal Boyer Gallery
Harvey Probber Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Side Tables
Walnut, Brass, Rosewood
Two-tone side tables by Harvey Probber. The top is walnut with a rosewood bottom tier, frame and handle; the legs have brass accents. Original finish. Signed.
Harvey Probber Curved Front Sofa
Harvey Probber Curved Front Sofa
Modern Drama
Harvey Probber Curved Front Sofa
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Mahogany, Silk
A large curved sofa designed by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Reupholstered in charcoal silk velvet over refinished espresso tone legs.
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.   
Probber Hexagonal Table
Probber Hexagonal Table
AERO
Probber Hexagonal Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s North American Side Tables
Harvey Probber hexagonal side table with travertine top with patinated brass inlay, circa 1950.
Three Harvey Probber Stools
Three Harvey Probber Stools
Full Circle Modern
Three Harvey Probber Stools
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Stools
Mahogany, Upholstery
Three Harvey Probber stools with mahogany bases, newly refinished and reupholstered in a gray mohair. Sold individually. These stools are in our Brooklyn showroom.
Harvey Probber Signed Executive Desk in Oak and Ma...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks
A stunning executive desk by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. In very good vintage condition. Retains original tags. The dimensions are 66" W x 30" D x 29" H.
Pair of Milo Baughman Large-Scale Chrome Flat Bar ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Upholstery
Outstanding pair of Milo Baughman newly upholstered chrome flat bar lounge chairs. ‘Wow!’ is what you will say when you see this magnificent pair of wide seat chairs.
Harvey Probber Rosewood Bar Cabinet
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars
Ebony, Rosewood
Rosewood decagon bar table by Harvey Probber with drawer and shelf inside the door. Ebony pulls and base. Label at the drawer.  
Pair of Sculptural Arch Back Chairs Designed by Ha...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Pair of sculptural arch back chairs designed by Harvey Probber, American, circa 1960s. These chairs are currently being reupholstered and refinished. The price noted below includes refi...
Games Table by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Game Tables
Brass, Wood
A good looking game table typical of the era it is slightly lower measuring 25" high. This was common since it promotes a relaxed posture and promotes lounging. The table has a whitewas...
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...
Harvey Probber Chest Nightstand
Harvey Probber Chest Nightstand
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Harvey Probber Chest Nightstand
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Mahogany, Teak
This is a beautiful miniature cabinet by Harvey Probber. It would serve perfectly as a nightstand or an end table. The chest consists of a solid mahogany frame finished in espresso lacq...
Pair of Large Lacquered Dressers with Leather Door...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Lacquer, Leather
Pair of Large Lacquered Dressers with Leather Doors by Harvey Probber, 1965. These pieces have been completely restored. We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia area...
Harvey Probber Walnut Game or Cocktail Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
Coffee table by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. Solid walnut. We can shorten the legs to coffee table height if you would like to use it as a cocktail table. This table would typically hav...
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa
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Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Sectional Sofas
Mahogany, Upholstery
Rare two-piece sectional sofa by Harvey Probber with corner table. Sofa measures 33" D x 30" H x 112" W x 155" W. This sofa has the original upholstery but is waiting for your new fabri...
Modern Slipper/Lounge Chair by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Leather, Steel
Bright polished steel frame. Fine leather upholstery. Slim, light, cantilevered silhouette. Handsome and comfortable.
Harvey Probber Square Cocktail Table
Harvey Probber Square Cocktail Table
A Touch of The Past Antiques
Harvey Probber Square Cocktail Table
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Glass, Wood
Sleek and simplistic glass and aluminum square cocktail table by Harvey Probber. Four square polished oak legs support a 1/2" think glass top. The side rails are aluminum and give this ...
Pair of Probber Tables
Pair of Probber Tables
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Pair of Probber Tables
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Marble, Walnut
Matched pair of six-sided stone top, wood base tables. Excellent original condition, chic and stylish. Top 1.5" thick.
Harvey Probber Chocolate Brown Leather 'Cubo' Sect...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Leather
Eight sections of Harvey Probber designed 'CUBO' modular seating. Set includes five seating units and three ottomans. The sectional is easily positioned into a number of interesting con...
Harvey Probber Display Table
Harvey Probber Display Table
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Harvey Probber Display Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Console Tables
Mahogany, Brass
Early Harvey Probber two-tier mahogany display table. The perfect size to use as a media or wall console. Would also be a wonderful piece to free stand in a room or to use as a sofa tab...
Gray Window Pane Harvey Probber Cube Sectional Sof...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Sectional Sofas
Steel, Chrome, Foam, Upholstery
Cube sectional sofa designed by Harvey Probber. Measurements are per piece. Five sections comprised of, two straight, three corners. Seat height 15.5".
Harvey Probber Daybed
Harvey Probber Daybed
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Harvey Probber Daybed
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Wood, Metal, Upholstery
Sofa or daybed designed by Harvey Probber. Seat height 17.5", seat depth 22.5", extends forward 30.5".  
Harvey Probber Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Harvey Probber Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Weinberg Modern
Harvey Probber Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Mahogany
High-back lounge chair (model #468) with bleached mahogany legs and cross-stretchers; along with the corresponding ottoman (model #468A). Designed and produced by Harvey Probber, c. 195...