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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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Curved Sofa by Harvey Probber in Mohair
Sputnik Modern
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Curved Sofa by Harvey Probber in Mohair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Sofas
A large curved sofa designed by Harvey Probber reupholstered in mohair. Pair available.
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Harvey Probber Rosewood and Mahogany Sideboard
Modern Drama
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Harvey Probber Rosewood and Mahogany Sideboard
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Mahogany, Rosewood
Mahogany sideboard with bleached rosewood doors. Designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. Fully restored and refinished.
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Harvey Probber Rosewood and Brass Dining Table
Modern Drama
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Harvey Probber Rosewood and Brass Dining Table
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Rosewood
Rosewood top dining table with mahogany and brass frame. Designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. Fully restored and refinished. Two 16" extension leaves. 112" total length with both le...
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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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Pair of Walnut and Terrazzo Tile Tables by Harvey ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
Terrazzo, Walnut
Pair of square occasional tables with flush, poured-terrazzo tiles. Refinished in a warm, medium-brown walnut. These tables are located in our Chicago warehouse.
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Sofa by Harvey Probber
Wright Now
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Sofa by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
Sofa by Harvey Probber upholstered in original Jack Lenor Larson fabric.
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Pair of Side Tables by Harvey Probber
Maison Gerard
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Pair of Side Tables by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
Enamel, Wood
Pair of wood and enamel side tables by Harvey Probber.
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Sleek and comfortable Probber chair and ottoman, newly reupholstered. Ottoman is 30.5" square x 17.5" H.
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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...
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Handsome Pair of Signed Harvey Probber Mohair Cube...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Handsome indeed! This pair of signed Harvey Probber cube lounge chairs are in wonderful vintage condition. They retain their original golden mohair in lovely vintage condition. They hav...
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Pair Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs on Walnut P...
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.
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Harvey Probber "FlatBar" Lounge Chair
Montaperto
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Harvey Probber "FlatBar" Lounge Chair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome
Great-looking armchair by Harvey Probber with chrome-plated steel frame and original burnt-orange suede upholstery. Very well-made, solid chair.
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs, Pair
The Exchange Int
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Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs, Pair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Harvey Probber lounge chairs, pair. Harvey Probber Inc. USA , c. 1950's. Upholstery, down feather cushions and walnut. 30 w x 30 d x 25 h inches
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Harvey Probber Sofa
The Exchange Int
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Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Harvey Probber three seat sofa Harvey Probber Inc., USA , circa 1957. Upholstery, down feather cushions, walnut. 102 w x 34 d x 25 h inches
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Harvey Probber Rosewood and Mahogany Round Dining ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Rosewood
Rosewood and mahogany round dining table by Harvey Probber. Large round top is in a dramatically grained rosewood. Base is in ebonized mahogany. Base has inverted arch cut outs. In exce...
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Pair of Harvey Probber Club Chairs
Mrspk&oz
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Pair of Harvey Probber Club Chairs
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Fabric, Lucite, Wood
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...
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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...
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Harvey Probber Sofa
Mrspk&oz
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Harvey Probber Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Wood, Lucite
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, ...
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Harvey Probber Capiz Shell, Brass and Cane Cocktai...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
Harvey Probber, during a career that spanned over 40 years launched many ideas now taken for granted; however, his reputation as a furniture designer rests primarily on the elegant resi...
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Pair of Ebonized Mahogany Night Stands by Harvey P...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Mahogany
Classic pair of Mid Century nightstands in ebonized, dark chocolate brown solid mahogany with black lacquer pulls. Refinished in a satin sheen finish.
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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 Chairs
R.E. Steele
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Pair of Harvey Probber Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome
sturdy and super quality
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Harvey Probber Walnut Side Tables
20th Century Interiors
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Harvey Probber Walnut Side Tables
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany, Walnut
A wonderful set of Probber side tables that are grand in scale and simple in form. The elegance of the pair makes for beautiful bookends to any sofa or seating arrangement.
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Pair of Harvey Probber Leather and Mahogany Sofas
Red Modern Furniture
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Pair of Harvey Probber Leather and Mahogany Sofas
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Pair of Harvey Probber sofas or daybeds, circa late 1950s. These examples have solid mahogany frames with nickel accents. They are upholstered in a button tufted cream leather. Price li...
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Set of Four Wicker and Chrome Chairs by Harvey Pro...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome, Wicker
Set of four chairs in natural wicker and tubular chromed steel, with loose cushions. Designed by Harvey Probber and produced by Probber c. 1970's as model D43. In fine original condit...
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Pair of Slipper Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Pair of slipper lounge chairs by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. Black lacquered wood bases, newer mohair upholstery.
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Pair of Harvey Probber Club Chairs on Walnut Plint...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
A beautiful pair of original Harvey Probber Cube club chairs. Extremely heavy, well built chairs are on walnut plinth bases and recovered with a very nice grey/beige textured fabric. Al...
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Pair of Bedside Tables by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Cube forms with upper drawer and lower storage enclosed by hinged door. Dark-stained mahogany with periwinkle inset drawer pull and interior details. An unusual design with great stor...
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Harvey Probber Sofa, Reupholstery Needed
Bloomberry
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Harvey Probber Sofa, Reupholstery Needed
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Very rare and super comfy Harvey Probber three-seat sofa with gold velvet on black wood legs. This sofa can be reupholstered in our own atelier in leather or fabric. Please ask for quot...
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Mahogany Harvey Probber Sideboard with Brass Pulls...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Mahogany, Walnut
A two doors sideboard by Harvey Probber with a mahogany case and walnut doors. The sideboard features the signature Probber brass stretcher and feet. Inside the cabinet is divided in fo...
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Harvey Probber Rosewood Game Table Or Center Table...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Game Tables
Rosewood, Wood
Harvey Probber round game table with an open decagon Moorish style dark chocolate lacquered base and beautifully grained rosewood top. This would also make an excellent center table. Ov...
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Harvey Probber "Gondola" Lounge Chair
Full Circle Modern
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Harvey Probber "Gondola" Lounge Chair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Harvey Probber "Gondola" lounge chair for Century Design Ltd. New chocolate-brown cotton velvet upholstery; backs and seats raised on tapering legs. A Classic Probber design. We also ha...
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Pair of Harvey Probber for Directional Armchairs
Full Circle Modern
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Pair of Harvey Probber for Directional Armchairs
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. We have two pairs available.
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Harvey Probber Settees
Modern Drama
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Harvey Probber Settees
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Settees
Pair of brass frame settees by Harvey Probber. Newly upholstered over brass bases with original patina.
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Harvey Probber Chrome Leather Tufted Lounge Chairs...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Leather, Steel
Designer: Harvey Probber. Manufacturer: Harvey Probber. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date 1970s. Dimensions: 29″ H x 25″ W x 29″ D. Seat height 17.5″. Mate...
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Harvey Probber Swivel Lounge ChairOn Hold
Reeves Antiques
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Harvey Probber Swivel Lounge Chair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wonderful all original Harvey Probber swivel lounge chair. Chair is upholstered in original textured brown fabric; fabric is in good condition but could use updating. Swivel base allows...
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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 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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Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa
The Exchange Int
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Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa
Harvey Probber
Late 20th Century American Sofas
Harvey Probber Mayan Sofa, Mohair
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Harvey Probber Dining Table with Three Leaves, St...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Beautiful Harvey Probber dining table complete with three leaves. Just ready for refinishing... Apron design. Pencil legs with brass caps. 38" x 59.75" height 28.25 has three 18" leaf...
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Ebonized Mahogany and Rosewood Large Dresser by Ha...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Large Harvey Probber dresser or credenza. Mint Condition.
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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 Bench
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 Walnut 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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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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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 Lounge ChairsOn Hold
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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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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