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Harvey Probber Seating

Harvey Probber (USA, 1922–2003)
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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Midcentury Mahogany and Brass Bench by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely stunning brass and mahogany bench by Harvey Probber. A solidly constructed piece with steel rods inside the legs for added stability and durability, not only is the bench ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Brass

Harvey Probber Arm Chair
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber arm chair model 1055. Harvey Probber Saber Leg arm chair. This chair is newly refinished and reupholstered in Noblilis Pairs Velvet. Very Good condition. Very nice occ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Velvet, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Modular Deep Tuft Sofa Upholstered in Raf Simmons Velvet
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber deep tuft designed in 1972. Orange velvet M2L is the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. Manufactured in 2018 by M2L under license...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Velvet

Set of Four Harvey Probber Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
Set of Four Harvey Probber Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1950s fully restored with beautifully maintained original finish.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Harvey Probber Cubo Raked Sectional Sofa in Beige
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Fabric

Pair of Club Chairs on Walnut Plinth by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of club chairs designed and manufactured in the US by Harvey Probber. These chairs have great proportions, they are very confortable and they are in very good condi...
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1960s American Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

1940s Harvey Probber Sleek Hollywood Regency Sleek Sculptural Curved Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing sleek curvy design on this Harvey Probber sofa from the 1940s. Very low profile 'invisible' casters were added to the feet at some point for ease of movement. This is a very ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Classic Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber, M2L BRAND
Located in New York, NY
M2L has the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. The 'Nuclear" designation referred to the combining of related elements such as the triangular table...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Fabric

Harvey Probber Knights Bench in Mahogany, Brass and Leather, Signed, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Brass

Architectural Series lounge chair in leather designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Measures: 30 x 30 x 30, SH 16” Grey stained oak Leather: Panama color: 5402 pearl.
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2010s American Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Leather, Oak

Harvey Probber Elegant Pair of Campaign Style Lounge Chairs 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Campaign style lounge chairs in mahogany with brass accents and upholstered seats and back rests by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. Refinished and reupholstered by Lobel Mode...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Brass

Harvey Probber Deep Tuft
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber deep tuft designed in 1972. M2L has the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. Manufactured in 2019 by M2L under license from the Prob...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Fabric, Velvet

Harvey Probber Gray w/ Red, Blue and Green Pinstripe Lit Curved Lucite Base Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber newly upholstered in Paul Smith for Maharam fabric with a gray background and red, blue and green pinstripes and an added curved up-lit...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Fabric, Wool, Upholstery, Lucite, Wood

Four Harvey Probber Chrome and Wicker Fabricius and Kastholm Cantilever Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Baltimore, MD
An amazing set of 4 vintage model D43 wicker and chrome cantilever chairs designed by Preban Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm for Harvey Probber in Denmark. A rare set of Probber chairs f...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Chrome

Classic Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Sofa
By M2L BRAND, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
M2L has the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. The 'Nuclear" designation referred to the combining of related elements such as the triangular table...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Fabric

Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Cubo sofa by Harvey Probber. This large sofa set consists of 3 large sofas, which each contain 3 sections, a total of 9 sections. Fully restored and reupholstered with polished chrom...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Cubo sofa by Harvey Probber. This large sofa consists of 4 seating sections that fit into 1 chrome base and 3 individual ottomans. Original vinyl shows wear.         
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Brass Base Sofa with Ottoman
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Even arm sofa with matching ottoman by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Beautiful new woven fabric, new foam and feathers on polished brass legs. Measures: Sofa 113 long x 33 deep x...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Brass

Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of swivel chairs by Harvey Probber. The vibrant red / white splatter paint fabric is original, though in very good condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Walnut

Model D43 Wicker and Chrome Chairs by Harvey Probber, Set of Three
By Harvey Probber
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of three chairs natural wicker and tubular chromed steel chairs designed by Harvey Probber and produced by Probber circa 1970 as the model D43.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Black, White Cerused Oak Bench
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare Mid-Century Modern Classic black/white Cerused oak plinth base bench with three white calf skin seats. Mint restored frame and new upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Hide, Oak

Harvey Probber Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
The set of 4 Harvey Probber dining chairs of woven rattan over steel frames. Cushions can be applied with snaps on to the seats.
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20th Century Harvey Probber Seating

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Steel

Harvey Probber Midcentury Cerused Oak, Shearling Bench
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Modernist midcentury cerused oak bench with new upholstered seats in a dense shearling, solid stacked oak plank bases. Harvey Probber Inc, c 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Oak, Sheepskin

Pair of "Raphael Lounge Chairs" in Black Leather by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Leather, Foam, Wood

Harvey Probber Brass and Mahogany Bench in Boucle
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
Polished brass and mahogany bench designed by Harvey Probber refinished, and reupholstered in Knoll Pearl Classic bouclé. Dimensions: 57" wide x 18" deep x 18.5" height Condi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rare "Contour Chaise 1000", 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare sculptural "Contour Chaise 1000", upholstered with mahogany base, by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. Refinished and reupholstered by Lobel Modern. This is considered one of Prob...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Free-Standing Sectional Sofa Unit in Mahogany and Fabric Upholste
By Harvey Probber
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Harvey Probber for Harvey Probber Inc., sectional sofa unit with drawers, fabric upholstery, brass, mahogany, United States, 1960s This impressive sectional sofa unit is designed ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Steel

Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of two-seat sofas designed by Harvey Probber for his "Cubo" series, (circa 1972, USA). Spacious seats are connected by brackets under the seat and supported by elegant, thin, cy...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Steel

Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A three-seat Tuxedo sofa by Harvey Probber recently restored in a square-form quilted jab fabric, down cushions.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Polyester

Harvey Probber Lounge and Ottoman
By Harvey Probber, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Chicago, IL
Probber for Probber Inc. Lounge chair and ottoman, custom ordered original cotton velvet upholstery by Jack Lenor Larsen fabric. Highly skilled upholstery work; well thought-out exe...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Important Model #1000 Chaise Lounge in Shearling by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Very rare model 1000 chaise lounge designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Newly upholstered in Great Plains Shearling by Holly Hunt. Sculptural oak framing newly ebonized.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Wool, Oak

Two-Part Sofa by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
An extra long two-part sofa by Harvey Probber restored in a luxurious wool bouclé fabric by Holland and Sherry with down filled cushions and box quilted seat, USA, circa 1960s.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Wool

Open Frame Lounge Chairs, Attributed to Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Open frame lounge chairs, attributed to Harvey Probber. Chairs have been fully restored and upholstered in leather.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Leather, Lacquer

Harvey Probber & Jack Lenor Larsen Happiness Sectional Sofa, Lacquer Red 1968
By Harvey Probber, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Harvey Probber & Jack Lenor Larsen Happiness corner sectional sofa, lacquer red, 1968-1972. Gorgeous low slung modern sectional seating set of three. This is a truly extraordinary, m...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Textile, Wool, Mohair

Mid-20th Century Tuxedo Sofa by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
A Classic Mid-Century Modern sofa by the great Harvey Probber, whose designs skillfully combined simple forms and dynamic, tactile materials. This sofa is newly reupholstered, preser...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Wool, Upholstery, Rosewood

Set of Eight Mid Century Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary Set of Eight Mid Century Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber that are handcrafted out of mahogany wood & cane combination and stained a rich ebonized color with a newly ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Velvet, Cane, Foam, Wood, Mahogany, Lacquer

Large Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectional Sofa, Labeled
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
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 ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Mahogany

1950s Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
1950s Harvey Probber dining chairs. Nicely designed chairs with curved backs, splayed legs and tufted cushioned seats.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Mahogany

Pair of Harvey Probber Side Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Harvey Probber side or lounge chairs. Chairs have mahogany and caned frames with splayed legs. Mid Century Modern.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Mahogany, Cane

Harvey Probber, Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A long “Tuxedo” sofa from the Harvey Probber for modern collection. Recently restored in a brown velvet with down filled cushions. Retains the original label.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

8 Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Colorful Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Plymouth, MA
Great set of brightly colored armchairs by designer Harvey Probber in green, blue and yellow. Add a fun punch to any room with these comfortable and sturdy chairs. The set contains 3...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Wood

Set of Six X-Base Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Boston, MA
This X-base dining chair by Harvey Probber features a stationary design that mimics a Campaign style chair. The removable headrests hang from a brass rod at the top that links the sl...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Elegant Pair of Lounge Chairs with Caned Backs and Sides, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
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.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Cane, Foam, Mahogany, Fabric, Upholstery

Harvey Probber Chic Lounge Chair 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Lounge chair No. 1427A with polished aluminum frame and diamond tufted seat and back by Harvey Probber, American 1960’s. Aluminum polished and reupholstered in velvet by Lobel Modern...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Aluminum

Set of Four Harvey Probber Club Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Harvey Probber club chairs. Chairs have the original upholstery with black lacquered frame.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Harvey Probber Tuxedo Lounge Chair
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Tuxedo club chair by Harvey Probber. Reupholstered in teal fabric in the 1990s, which is in good condition.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

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Fabric

Harvey Probber Two-Part Sectional
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very early two-part sectional sofa with rarely seen brass legs. Restored in a luxurious wool bouclé fabric from Holland & Sherry.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Brass

Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs and Ottoman Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
This is a rare pair of large scale Harvey Probber lounge chairs with one matching ottoman. These are perfect candidates for your magnificent new upholstery which we can assist you wi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs in Rosewood
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful matching pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs feature uniquely sculpted rosewood frames with plush upholstered seating. Unique lines and cutaway hardwood seat back add...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Pair of Upholstered Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber, US, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant pair of lounge chairs with ebonized wooden base designed by Harvey Probber. New upholstery is recommended.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
We are pleased to offer: Beautiful brass frame bench by Harvey Probber circa 1960s. Fully restored, and reupholstered in milk white silk mohair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Harvey Prober Upholstered Slipper Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury Harvey Prober side chairs in an elegant Klismos style, upholstered in grey twill
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Wood

Swivel Club Chairs by Harvey Probber on Walnut Plinth Bases
By Harvey Probber
Located in Portland, ME
Swivel tub chairs designed by Harvey Probber: made at his all River, Massachusetts, studio, circa 1970. Original white and cream upholstery with leaf-like pattern. Dark-stained walnu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Stunning Harvey Probber 4-Seat Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Harvey Probber 4-seat sofa. This stylish sofa was re-upholstered about 15 years ago and still looks great-light cleaning recommended.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Harvey Probber Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern comfortable pair of swiveling lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber, Model 303A. The chairs professionally re-covered in a black leatherette upholstery with dec...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Upholstery

Harvey Probber Bronze Base Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern sofa designed by Harvey Probber. Mint green upholstery with a button tufted back and two detached seat cushions on a bronze anodized base. Size: 7.5ft.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Metal

1970s Harvey Probber Sofa in Green Splatter Upholstery
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Harvey Probber sofa newly upholstered in green splatter upholstery, USA, 1970s.   
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1970s American Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Cotton

Harvey Probber Lounge Chair
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber lounge chair. Black vinyl upholstery with a lacquered stretcher base.  
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Seating

Materials

Wood