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.

Harvey Probber Cabinet in Mahogany with Rosewood Doors 1950s, Signed
Harvey Probber Cabinet in Mahogany with Rosewoo...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany, Rosewood, Lacquer
Wall hanging cabinet in mahogany with rosewood doors and hand carved pulls with lacquered drawers inside by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. Signed “Probber, Harvey Probber Fall Rive...
Harvey Probber Cubo Raked Sectional Sofa in Beige
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 Mayan Sofa

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.   
Vintage Harvey Probber Rocking Chair Restored in Brazilian Sheepskin
Vintage Harvey Probber Rocking Chair Restored i...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Sheepskin
This rocker rocks! Simple lines, built to last, elegant the hallmarks of Harvey Probber. Our master upholsterers restored the rocker with brand new foam and upholstered in our cozy B...
Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench
Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather
Beautiful walnut frame bench with brass stretchers by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. Fully restored and reupholstered.
Rare Set of Eight Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
Rare Set of Eight Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Elegant Mid-Century dining chairs designed by Harvey Probber featuring sleek polished chrome frames. All eight chairs have upholstered seats, backs, and arms. (Please confirm item...
Harvey Probber Credenza with Carpathian Elm Doors and Base 1950s 'Signed'
Harvey Probber Credenza with Carpathian Elm Doo...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Elm, Mahogany, Lacquer
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...
Pair of Gondola Lounge Arm Side Chairs by Harvey Probber
Pair of Gondola Lounge Arm Side Chairs by Harve...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Gondola lounge arm side chairs by Harvey Probber. Were painted black lacquer at some point.
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs with Cane Barrel Back Chair
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs with Cane ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs painted black with original tone caned barrel back
Harvey Probber Cabinet

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 Mahogany Desk with Storage Cabinet
Harvey Probber Mahogany Desk with Storage Cabinet
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Rattan, Mahogany
Harvey Probber, corner desk, mahogany, rattan and brass, United States, 1950s. A beautiful Harvey Probber two-piece desk unit including several storage units. The desk surfaces tw...
Harvey Probber Mahogany Sideboard with Rattan Sliding Doors
Harvey Probber Mahogany Sideboard with Rattan S...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Rattan, Mahogany
Harvey Probber, sideboard, mahogany and rattan, United States, 1950s. A storage cabinet with rattan doors sliding open to reveal three compartments of shelves and drawers, and fea...
Pair of Harvey Probber for Directional Custom C...
Directional, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Pair of Harvey Probber lacquered dark walnut for Directional custom collection club chairs with single ottoman. Original blended cotton felt fabric in Earthen tones of rust taupe, ch...
Harvey Probber "Nuclear" Coffee Table, circa 1949
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Oak
Iconic 1949 Harvey Probber cocktail table consists of two semi-circular sections that, when put together, form a complete circle with a 12" interior hole. The top of the table i...
Harvey Probber Dining Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Rosewood
This striking rosewood dining table has a dark mahogany base. Two 16" leaves expand the table from 66" to 98" in length. It was designed by American post-war designer ...
Sofa by Harvey Probber, circa 1955 Made in Ame...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
96 inch long Sofa designed by Harvey Probber supported on six solid, stained, wooden legs. The sofa has been recently upholstered in deep purple velvet. Arm height: 22 inches
Harvey Probber Mohair Sofa for Harvey Probber D...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Mohair, Wood
Designer: Harvey Probber. Manufacturer: Harvey Probber Design Inc. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Mohair, wood. Condition: This Harvey Probber mohair sof...
Harvey Probber Midcentury Sideboard Console Cre...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Sideboards
Brass, Wood
Exquisite midcentury sideboard or console by Harvey Probber. The simple but well proportioned design is accented by brass elements positioned in the right places. Two webbed wood and...
Harvey Probber Knights Bench in Mahogany, Brass...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather, Mahogany
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...
Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Cabinet with Inset ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Cane, Mahogany
Wall mounted cabinet in mahogany with caned doors by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s.
Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Credenza with Inset...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Cane, Mahogany
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.
Bronze and Travertine table by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Travertine
Bronze and travertine table by Harvey Probber. Solid bronze frame with a nice original Verde Gris patina.
Exceptional 9-Drawer Rosewood Dresser by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Exceptional Harvey Probber 9-drawer dresser in rosewood and ebonized mahogany with brass feet. Harvey Probber (1922-2003), a design autodidact in a profession largely dominated by...
Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs Designed by Harvey...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Upholstery
Top quality design and construction, fine examples of midcentury style from recognized master Harvey Probber. These chairs are in very fine, original, ready to use condition. Each c...
Pair of "Knights" Benches by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Wood, Lacquer
Pair of "Knights" benches by American designer Harvey Probber. Intricate frame of lacquered wood with brass details.
Harvey Probber Four-Piece Modular Sofa
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Chrome, Textile, Wood
Stunning four-piece modular sofa designed/manufactured by Harvey Probber/Harvey Probber Inc. This fantastic sofa is another fine example of Harvey Probber works, the chrome base crea...
Pair of Harvey Probber Labeled Burl Wood and Ma...
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Pair of Harvey Probber labeled burl wood and mahogany commode chests or nightstands. These spectacular Probber designed chests are simply stunning each having an ebonized case that h...
Harvey Probber Criss Cross Sofa
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass, Fabric, Walnut
Probber design. Rare three-seat sofa, features solid walnut legs with criss crossing stretchers, brass collars, slightly curved arms, and two down bolsters. Stripped of old foam and ...
Pair of Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet
Curved barrel back swivel chairs upholstered in a gray cotton velvet. Chairs are located in Chicago.
Pair of Harvey Probber Tufted Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Mahogany
Upholstered in Holly Hunt Great Plains fabric "Deep in Thought". Solid mahogany base with sculptural front legs. Located in Chicago.
Harvey Probber Bleached Mahogany Triangular Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Beautiful, newly refinished, bleached mahogany triangular table by Harvey Probber. Immaculate top with two drawers based on slightly tapered legs with unpolished brass sabots (can ...
Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench in Black Mohair
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather
Beautiful walnut frame bench with brass stretchers by Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered in black mohair.
Set of Four Harvey Probber Club Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Set of four Harvey Probber club chairs. Chairs have the original upholstery with black lacquered frame.
Harvey Probber Cabinet with Sliding Doors
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Wood, Mahogany
Cabinet in dark mahogany with brass accents, pulls, and sabots, and sliding doors wrapped in original off-white leather. The top section has pull-out storage bins; there are four d...
Harvey Probber Burl and Lucite Credenza
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Burl
Elegant burl credenza with four storage drawers and two sliding doors which open to a pair of adjustable shelves and four trays. Beautifully detailed, this sleek cabinet is supported...
Mahogany and Leather Chest by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
A very handsome 1950s cabinet chest designed by Harvey Probber, with a mahogany case and sliding leather doors covered in leather and brass trim. The sliding doors conceal shelves on...
1970s Harvey Probber "Pillow Puff" Armless Thre...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Sofas
Harvey Probber "Pillow Puff" armless three-seat sofa in brown velvet. USA, 1970s.
1970s Harvey Probber "Pillow Puff" Armless Love...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Loveseats
Harvey Probber "Pillow Puff" armless loveseat sofa in brown velvet, USA, 1970s
Huge Harvey Probber Walnut and Terrazzo Marble ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables
Brass, Terrazzo, Walnut
Designed by Harvey Probber which could be used as a coffee table or gaming table. Walnut top with a terrazzo insert and an ebonized wooden base with brass feet.
Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" in Black Leathe...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1980s 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 gr...
Pair of Wardrobes in Mahogany and Leather by Ha...
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 ...
Harvey Probber Dining Table in Rosewood and Chrome
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Rosewood
Square dining or dinette table in boldly figured rosewood with flush mirror chrome corner legs. Designed by Harvey Probber and made by Probber, circa 1960s. In beautiful refinished c...
Midcentury Hexagonal Table Designed by Harvey P...
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Beautiful 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 arche...
Harvey Probber Bleached Rosewood Wall Hanging Desk
Harvey Probber, Harvey Probber Design inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Rosewood, Wood
A beautiful rosewood desk by Harvey Probber which mounts to the wall for convenient use. Features a single wide drawer dawned with original HP signature plate. Very nice vintage co...
Harvey Probber Bleached Rosewood Console Table
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Mahogany, Rosewood
This Probber console table features a top of bleached rosewood supported by a mahogany base with two drawers. Also available is a matching set of end / side tables.  
Harvey Probber Brass and Mahogany Extendable Di...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Harvey Probber Inc., mahogany and stained mahogany for the legs, brass, USA, circa 1955. This Minimalist, modest table is designed by Harvey Probber. The top, executed in warm mah...
Pair of Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs on Wa...
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. Newly upholstered in a pink linen blend fabric. Retains label. Measures: 30 H (to back cushion) x 34 D x...
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.
Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Curio Display...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines
Brass, Mahogany
Rare Harvey Probber curio display case on brass legs. Can be used to display your collections or even used in a store setting to sell items. Also can be used as a bar to display your...
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.
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...
Harvey Probber Set of Three Coffee Tables with ...
Harvey Probber, Arpad Rosti
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper, Enamel, Mahogany
Set of three coffee tables model No 1145 in mahogany with hand fired white and blue "enamel on copper" tops by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. These studio made enamel tops were cre...
Harvey Probber Three-Drawer Chest, circa 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
Brass, Mahogany
Three-drawer Harvey Probber chest in ebonized mahogany, resting on four circular legs with brass-capped feet, circa 1950s. Each drawer features two solid brass pulls. Top drawer has ...
Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard with Gothic ...
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Gothic Beds and Bed Frames
Brass, Mahogany
King-size headboard in dark mahogany with a row of Gothic arches. Designed and produced by Harvey Probber. With the original brass fittings for a universal frame, and a copy of the o...
Harvey Probber Midnight Blue Lacquer Nightstands
Harvey Probber
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Brass, Lacquer
Pair of mint restored nightstands in a midnight blue lacquer with brass sabots and trim around the drawer.
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 ...
Harvey Probber Extendable Dining Table With Oak...
Harvey Probber
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Iron, Oak
Stunning dining table designed by the iconic Harvey Probber. Rectangular table top of oak veneer with two extension plates (each 40 cm long), iron and brass frame. Some dents on the ...
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...
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