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Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

American, 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 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 the simple lines now associated with mid-century modernism 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 sofas, case goods and other 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.

Find a collection of vintage Harvey Probber side tables, sectional sofas, chairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Harvey Probber
Marvelous Pair Harvey Probber Swivel Barrel Back Lounge Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Marvelous pair of Harvey Probber barrel back club chairs on wooden swivel platform bases. We love the original small round back cushion. Chairs looks to have been reupholstered in ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gondola Slipper Chairs 'Model 1053' in Mahogany by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Belmont, MA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern 1950s gondola slipper chairs with a graceful mahogany frame and splayed rear legs designed by Harvey Probber, American. Chairs have sturdy mahogany frames ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair Armless Lounge / Slipper Chairs with Brass Frames by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs with brass frames. All original brass feet are intact. The original blue upholstery shows wear, stains and imperfections and is priced acc...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Harvey Probber Armchairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Highland, IN
These light, lithe and elegant armchairs by Harvey Probber are scaled perfectly to serve as part of a larger seating group or on their own as occasional ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

1950s Harvey Probber Slipper chair boucle solid brass legs mid century modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
A rare offering from Harvey Probber. Very few examples have surfaced of this chair. Fully restored in white boucle with great curves floating on thin solid brass legs. Condition:...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Architectural Series lounge chair in leather by Harvey Probber in STOCK
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Measures: 30 x 30 x 30, SH 16” Leather
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2010s American Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Rare Harvey Probber Polished Aluminum & Pink Leather Lounge Chairs 1970s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Looking at the explosion of chromed steel framed chairs in the 1970s, Harvey Probber had a different vision. Rather than using heavy steel, he chose to use more expensive but lighter...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Harvey Probber Swivel Cube Club Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of classic swivel chairs by Harvey Probber. The bases are walnut. And the upholstery is a soft boucle. The swivel is 360.
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1960s American Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Wood

Harvey Probber Black Leather "Raphael Lounge Chairs" model 4121 in Black Leather
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Harvey Probber Pair of Black Leather "Raphael Lounge Chairs" model 4121. Bought from the original owners who said they should of bought more from him because he closed up shortly af...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery

Stunning Pair Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of Harvey Probber cube chairs with plinth base. The original fabric has some minor stains-we do recommend reupholstery. They m...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Swivel Lounge Chairs Upholstered in Camel Teddy Bear C. 1955
By Harvey Probber
Located in Saint Louis, MO
This pair of swiveling lounge chairs Model 303A by Harvey Probber is Mid Century Modern royalty. Any esteemed designer or lover of designer mid century furnishings will immediately spot these swivel lounge chairs - Harvey Probber! This esteemed design is part of a small group that defined that mid century modern look and sensibility. Lux mid century. Barrel back that envelops like a hug of support and soft comfort. Iconic Probber bow front frame...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Harvey Probber Side Chairs with Cast Brass Handles
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Harvey Probber side chairs with elegant cast brass handles. Can possibly ship UPS in 2 separate boxes. Need to look into.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs with Ottoman
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs with ottoman, original solid tapered painted legs, restored with great plains wool fabric. Nice deep proportions Extra kidney pillows. Ottoman on...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Wood

Harvey Probber Mid Century Barrel Back Chrome Lounge Chairs in Knoll Fabric
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Absolutely stunning, sleek design by Harvey Probber, chrome frame with floating armchair. Gorgeous example of timeless modern styling, and in an enviable pair. Chrome is in excel...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tufted Aluminum Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural tufted lounge chairs by Harvey Probber. Alcoa aluminum is the main material making up the beautiful frames. Button tufted wit...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Harvey Probber Slipper Chairs on Brass Bases
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of beautifully restored lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber. Sculpted seats with tailored buttons and polished brass base.
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1960s Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Gondola Lounge Arm Sculptural Side Chairs by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of gondola lounge arm side chairs by Harvey Probber. If you are in the New Jersey , New York City Metro Area , please contact us with your delivery zip code, as we may be able t...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Lounge Chair by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Chic and stylish mid century lounge chair designed by Harvey Probber. This example is in good original condition, showing light cosmetic wear normal and consistent with age. Measur...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Pair of Leather & Chrome Slipper Lounge Chairs Cantilevered Seats
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This elegant pair of Probber lounge chairs has a dynamic profile acheived by the use of a cantalievered seat supported by polished stainless steel frames...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Gondola Chairs by Harvey Probber Restored
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant pair of Gondola chairs by Harvey Probber. Totally refinished and reupholstered. Black and white Grey tweed style fabric. In e...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Hardwood

Mid-Century Club Chair and Ottoman by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dorchester, MA
This classic mid-century club chair by Harvey Probber offers a comfortable rest with down-filled cushions on an upholstered frame set on mahogany feet. The corresponding ottoman feat...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany, Textile, Down

Harvey Probber Pair of Modern Swivel Cube Occasional Lounge Club Chairs, #1461
By Harvey Probber
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair of modern swivel cube occasional chairs by Harvey Probber. Original heavy wool Knoll fabric, cube form chairs on a round swivel base. Model # 1461, ci...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Wool

Harvey Probber Mid Century Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber Mid Century lounge chairs - Pair This chair measures: 26 wide x 26 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 18 and arm height of 25.25 inches All pieces of f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1950's Harvey Probber Leather Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of crisply tailored club/lounge chairs by Harvey Probber, circa 1950's. The chairs feature deep seats with loose seat cushions and enveloping barrel backs making a cozy embrace,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of yellow Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs, USA 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs in yellow upholstery. The chairs have vintage upholstery.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Sling Chair, circa 1948
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare pair of Harvey Probber sling chairs. This design was selected for by the Museum of Modern Art in 1948 for their good design exhibit. Be...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Cantilevered Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Adorable pair of Harvey Probber occasional lounge chairs. Very comfortable chairs with chrome cantilevered frames upholstered in their original light tan color fabric. Can be used as...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

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. This lounge chair was part of the retrospective at the New York School of Interior Design: “Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture 1945-85” which opened February 20...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Harvey Probber High Back Chairs Wormley Estate Weston ct
By Harvey Probber
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of Harvey Probber high back wing chairs, important with very few made and from the Edward Wormley estate in Weston ct. Edward Wormley (American, December 31, 1907–November 3, 19...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut, Foam

Gondola Slipper Chairs 'Model 1053' in Mahogany by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Belmont, MA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern 1950s gondola slipper chairs with a graceful mahogany frame and splayed rear legs designed by Harvey Probber, American. Chairs have sturdy mahogany frames ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Harvey Probber Lounge Chair, Restored, Purple Maharam Fabric and Brass Legs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Kansas City, MO
Large and very comfortable lounge chair designed by Harvey Probber. Expertly reupholstered in purple Maharam Hallingdal fabric. Polished brass tubular legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Harvey Probber Slipper Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of modern lounge chairs by Harvey Probber feature tufted vinyl seat backs with wide slipper seats. Cantilevered heavy chrome frame mak...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Gondola Slipper Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of Mid-Century Gondola chairs by Harvey Probber makes an elegant statement in any setting. Comfortable high back design is accentuated by beautiful upholstery and ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Large Lounge Chair on Walnut Frame Base by Harvey Probber
By Paul McCobb, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice large Harvey Probber lounge chairs on walnut base. Good upholstery condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

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 Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Foam, Wood

Club Chairs by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Lounge chairs by Harvey Probber. Excellent condition, price is for the pair.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Set of Three Armchairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Highland, IN
These light, lithe and elegant armchairs by Harvey Probber are scaled perfectly to serve as part of a larger seating group or on their own as occasional chairs. Their proportions and profile make them beautiful from every angle and their intermediate seat height makes them ideal as conversational chairs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Rare Pair of Signed Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
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 t...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rarely seen pair of lounge chairs. Comfortable and stylish.
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1960s American Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Corner Chair in STOCK
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber deep tuft designed in 1972. M2L is the exclusive licensee to produce and distribute Harvey Probber designs. Manufactured in 2021 by M...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Harvey Probber Barrel Back Cane Lounge Chair 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinarily well designed 1960's cane back lounge chair by Harvey Probber. Constructed of solid mahogany and restored with new handwoven raw cane. The frame has been refinished t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Cane

Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber design lounge or arm chairs, U.S.A. Sophisticated looking and the epitome of clean modern design for your architectural home interiors. Warm walnut ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Harvey Probber lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Harvey Probber lounge chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Harvey Probber lounge chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lounge chairs by Harvey Probber were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Lawrence Peabody, Paul McCobb, and Charles Eames. Prices for Harvey Probber lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $750 and can go as high as $28,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,500.

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