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Harvey Probber Sofas

American, 1922-2003
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 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.

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

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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 Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Magnificent Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Curved Sofa Ottoman Table Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert curved sofa with matching circular ottoman and triangular table. This sofa set is to die for fabulous-just check out how cool the large curved...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Walnut, Upholstery, Mirror

Mid-Century Harvey Probber Burger Bun Pink Velvet Sofa
By Harvey Probber, Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Spectacular Mid-Century Modern sofa designed by Italian architect Adriano Piazzesi for Harvey Probber Inc. Burger bun is a whimsical kidney shaped form design sofa crafted from a ste...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Steel

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 Sofas

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Fabric, Velvet

Mid-Century Harvey Probber Burger Bun Pink Velvet Settee
By Harvey Probber, Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Mid-Century Modern settee designed by Italian architect Adriano Piazzesi for Harvey Probber, Inc. Burger bun is a whimsical kidney shaped form design settee crafted from a ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Steel

Custom Angular Sofa by Harvey Probber with Sofa Table / Writing Desk
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Custom angular sofa designed by Harvey Probber with custom sofa table writing desk with two drawers. This beautiful set is in excellent-restored condition with new upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Brass

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 Sofas

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

Vintage/MCM Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
For sale we have a beautiful Harvey Probber Tuxedo sofa. It features brown tweed upholstery. It doesn't have any marks or stains.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Timelessly Chic Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Navy Blue Crescent Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Simply stunning a rare find 1960's Harvey Probber curved sofa. This sofa features a streamlined curved back design with walnut legs that has been expertly reupholstered in a lush nav...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Stunning 2 Piece Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa Mid-century
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful 2 piece signed Harvey Probber sectional sofa. This piece is in vintage condition with it's original floral tapesty fabric. The fabric does show some wear to the corners but...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery

Harvey Probber Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
Harvey Probber three cushion sofa on mahogany stained walnut base with six legs. Circa 1963. Tight back with buttons. We also have the matching armchair and the matching large scale...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Sofa by Harvey Probber, circa 1955 Made in America
By Harvey Probber
Located in Jersey City, NJ
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
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

Mid-Century Modern Sofa Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern sofa by Harvey Probber. Spacious seating area covered in a vintage black faux-leather upholstery. Sturdy brass frame with matching decorative nails lining the corn...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Brass

Long Curved Harvey Probber Button Tufted Leather Mid-Century Modern Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Breathtaking 105" sculptural sofa by Harvey Probber in original leather and button tufted upholstery. Item features clean modern lines, loose cushions, curved solid wood floating fra...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Leather, 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 Sofas

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Midcentury Tuxedo Sofa, circa 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Harvey Probber even arm sofa with dark mahogany base, t-shaped seat cushion with buttons and three-back cushions, price includes having the base refinished. Seat height measures is 1...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Harvey Probber 3 Seater Cubo Sofa with Chrome Base
By Harvey Probber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1960's vintage Harvey robber 3 seat sofa with steel over wood plinth base. In original as is fabric.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Chrome

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 Sofas

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Polyester

Harvey Probber Sofa with Jupe by Jackie Hand Embroidered Fabric
By Harvey Probber, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Berlin, DE
Hard to believe, that this art piece is completely hand embroidered by master artisans in India. The superb color combination of sky blue cotton thread on the deep red silk velvet ba...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Cotton, Silk, Wood

Harvey Probber Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare Harvey Probber 3-seat sofa with criss cross base in solid walnut with brass accents. Fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Textile, Walnut

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 Sofas

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Wool

Harvey Prober Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Tuxedo sofa by Harvey Probber. Down feather back cushions. Recently reupholstered in Kvadrat Maharam fabric. Labeled.   
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Wood

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 Sofas

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Metal

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 Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Harvey Probber, Pair of Sofas, 1940s
By Harvey Probber
Located in DE
Harvey Probber. Pair of sofas, 1940s. Brass and upholstery.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Newly upholstered in a chenille weave fabric that works with many color schemes. Beautiful lines. A Classic. Six walnut legs.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

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 Sofas

Materials

Steel

Harvey Probber 11 Piece Cubo Modular Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Let's redo this however you want. We have 11 pieces. Tufting can be added. We attached a few samples to show what the end product could look like. We can add chrome or brass base or ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Brass

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 Sofas

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Velvet, Walnut

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Pair of Sculptural Harvey Probber Model 1053 Gondola Slipper Chairs
By Harvey Probber
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Stunning pair of Harvey Probber Mode; 1053 chairs.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Harvey Probber Elegant Cane Back Mahogany Framed Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful pair of Harvey Probber chairs. Stained mahogany frame. Lovely upholstery with beautifully caned back.
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Incredible Pair Vladimir Kagan for Weiman/ Preview Bilbao Sofas Priced Per Sofa
By Weiman Preview Furniture, Vladimir Kagan
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Incredible pair of serpentine mirror image Bilbao sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1998 and manufactured by Weiman/ Preview. Buy one or both. Priced per sofa- you can choose eithe...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Rare and Stunning John Hutton for Donghia Mahogany and Wrapped Woven Wicker Sofa
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Hudson, NY
Absolutely stunning and very hard to find sofa designed by John Hutton for Donghia designs. From the Merbau collection. These Pieces are quite rare and demonstrate the talent for ori...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Rockstar Moto Glam Black Leather & Python / Snakeskin Sofa Post-Modern
By Maurice Villency
Located in Hudson, NY
Large scale sofa with butter soft yet durable thick black leather- like a moto jacket. Trim is python embossed leather. This piece is so unique and absolutely stunning in person and ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Leather

Sleek Ward Bennett for Lehigh Naugahyde Barrell Back Desk Chairs
By Lehigh Furniture Company, Ward Bennett
Located in Hudson, NY
Ward Bennett amazingly sleek designed office chair on aluminium star base. 3 available. All good condition with the exception of the naugahyde upholstery. All have some small tears a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Aluminum

Pair of Sleek Mahogany Parzinger Style Dining / Occasional Chairs by John Stuart
By John Stuart Inc.
Located in Hudson, NY
An elegant pair of John Stuart armchairs that could be used as dining or occasional chairs. They have the original dark mahogany almost ebony finish and serviceable original fabric. ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Sleek Set of Six Original High Back Tufted Erwin-Lambeth for Tomlinson Armchairs
By Erwin-Lambeth, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth Furniture Company
Located in Hudson, NY
A set of six very elegant dining or occasional chairs in the original cranberry colored velour upholstery. Good usable original upholstery.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Wood, Upholstery

Monumental Midcentury Sculptural Plaster Cubes Lamp with Original Shade
Located in Hudson, NY
Really unique lamp made of plaster and dated 1967. This lamp has it's original shade which is textured on the outside and has a band of brass trim on upper and lower edge. Very uniq...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Brass

Pair of Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Bucket Chairs on Steel Base
By Steelcase
Located in Hudson, NY
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern contemporary style steel base bucket chairs. Heavy weave upholstery in a beautiful oatmeal color that will suit various interiors. These chairs le...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Steel

Sculptural Studio Handcrafted Rocker Rocking Chair in Curly Maple
By Wendell Castle Collection, Wendell Castle
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing sleek handcrafted solid curly maple rocker, or console. This one of a kind piece was made by master craftsman Michael Gregorio of upstate NY. About Michael Gregorio: In a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American American Craftsman Harvey Probber Sofas

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Maple

Set of 6 Pierre Cardin Sculptural Dining Chairs, 12 Available
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Hudson, NY
Incredible set of 6 sculptural dining chairs designed by Pierre Cardin. We have 12 chairs available. We have them listed as two sets of 6. This listing is for one full set of 6.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood, Walnut

Previously Available Items
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 Sofas

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
H 24.5 in. W 64 in. D 31.75 in.
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 Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Black Modular 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 Sofas

Materials

Velvet

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 Sofas

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Fabric

Harvey Probber Sofa No. 1573 with Ash Block Legs, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Clean line sofa model no. 1573 with laminated ash block slab leg design by Harvey Probber, American, 1960's. Newly upholstered in dark gray ultra suede by Lobel Modern. The sofa look...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Ultrasuede, Foam, Wood

Classic Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert 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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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectional Sofa circa 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Two-piece sectional by Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Measures: 184 W x 84 D x 28.5 H in Newly upholstered, wood frame.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

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 Sofas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Curved Crescent Sofa, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This sofa is simply stunning. A rare 1960s Harvey Probber curved sofa that has been expertly reupholstered in sumptuous heavy bouclé, this curved sofa is truly the pinnacle of clean,...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sofas

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Bouclé, Walnut

Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
By Harvey Probber
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Harvey Probber sectional sofa, circa 1970. This piece is modular. 1 two-seat section measures: 66" wide x 34" deep x 26" tall. 3 corner sections each measure: 34" wide x 34"...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
  • Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
  • Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
  • Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
H 26 in. W 133 in. D 133 in.
Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
A large curved sofa designed by Harvey Probber. Fully restored. Reupholstered in black velvet with refinished walnut legs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

Materials

Mohair

  • Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
H 33 in. W 110 in. D 48 in.
Mid Century Sofa in the style of Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A three cushion low profile mid century sofa with button back and dark walnut legs and stretchers with overhang to each end that gives the sofa a floating affect. Designed in the man...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sofas

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Fabric

Harvey Probber Sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Harvey Probber sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. In our Harvey Probber Sofas collection there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 29 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Harvey Probber's original sofas were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Sofas by George Nelson, Craft Associates and Herman Miller. Prices for Harvey Probber Sofas can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $4,400 and tops out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for on average $12,585.