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Harvey Probber Credenzas

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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Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Mahogany, with original brass and mahogany hardware. Measures: 77.25" W...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Midcentury Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood and Mahogany Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
An elegant case designed by Harvey Probber having Brazilian rosewood doors, pulls and Cerused mahogany case. Beautiful condition. Signed with original metal label.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Credenza/Chest with Carpathian Elm Doors and Base 1950s 'Signed'
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional credenza/chest of drawers in Honduran mahogany with book-matched Carpathian elm sliding doors and base, drawers with brass pulls and interior drawers lacquered in ivory w...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Woven Front Sliding Door Credenza, Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern woven front sliding door credenza or cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Mahogany, with brass accents and brass-capped feet. Measures: ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Vintage Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Burbank, CA
Elegant vintage modern sideboard designed by Harvey Probber in United States, circa 1960s. Features two sliding doors with inset leather on the left side. When opening the sliding do...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Mid Century Modern 5 Drawer Leather Brass Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant long mahogany dresser by Harvey Probber. Five graduated drawers with solid brass pulls on the right side. Two leather doors with solid brass strips which conceal f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Mahogany, with brass trim. Measures: 77.25"W x 17.75"D x 32.75"H. Ex...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Credenza with Inset Caned Doors, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
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.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mahogany Sideboard Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, mahogany, sideboard, credenza by Harvey Probber features brass trimmed, sliding doors with interior pull-out shelves and drawers with brass ring pulls.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Midcentury Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modern style sliding door cabinet designed by Harvey Probber with patterned front. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Walnut

Harvey Probber Long Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern long credenza designed by Harvey Probber. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Wood

Harvey Probber Black Lacquer Brass Hardware and Legs 4 Drawers Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern black lacquer brass hardware mahogany credenza with one door compartment and 4 drawers.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Black Lacquer Mahogany Brass Hardware and Legs 4 Drawer Chest
By Harvey Probber, Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern black lacquer mahogany brass hardware bachelor chest compact dresser by Harvey Probber.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mahogany Sideboard Credenza or Bar Cabinet, Newly Restored
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sideboard credenza or bar cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Book-matched mahogany, with original brass and dark mahogany hardware. Me...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Probber Leather and Mahogany Credenza Server
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Great architectural midcentury credenza by recognized master of the style Harvey Probber. This model features two sliding leather fronted doors, which open to reveal interior storage...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Leather, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Credenza or Chest
By Harvey Probber
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large scale credenza or chest, designed by Harvey Probber, American, circa 1960s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a credenza, media center, or bar in a living area,...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Scrumptious Harvey Probber Enameled Door Credenza Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Cabinet or dresser featuring inset high-fired enamel-on-copper doors with a richly colored floral decorative motif. Dark mahogany case with brass pulls and sabots; white-lacquered in...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass, Enamel

Vintage Harvey Probber Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning Mid-Century Modern sliding door credenza with a textured green front and four walnut drawers. The sculpted pulls and dovetailed construction show quality craftsmanship at ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Rosewood and Ebonized Mahogany Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Denton, TX
Harvey Probber rosewood and ebonized mahogany twelve-drawer dresser recently restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Exquisite Midcentury Rosewood Harvey Probber Sideboard
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern credenza features a beautiful rosewood front with two cabinet doors and three hefty drawers. Ample storage is provided by two large compartments with she...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Wood, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Rosewood and Ebonized Wood Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern long dresser or credenza Designed by Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Bookmatched rosewood and ebonized wood and brass hardware Measures: 76" W...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Nine-Drawer Espresso Mahogany Long Dresser Credenza Brass Pulls
By Harvey Probber, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern nine drawers long dresser credenza by Harvey Probber. Espresso mahogany finish. Solid brass hardware.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany

Minimalist 1960s Harvey Probber Credenza with Calacatta Marble Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Well proportioned credenza designed by Harvey Probber with Minimalist polished solid flat bar aluminum base and rectangular block hardware. The calacatta gold marble top has a really...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Marble, Aluminum

Vintage Rosewood Mahogany Harvey Probber Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pasadena, TX
Harvey Probber Fall River Mass 77" Harvey Probber credenza Rare Harvey Probber credenza in rosewood and mahogany. Rosewood doors open to white lacquered drawers and open st...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Mahogany Rosewood Harvey Probber Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pasadena, TX
Harvey Probber Fall River Mass 62" Harvey Probber Credenza Stunning credenza in a combination of rosewood and mahogany with white lacquered drawers and open shelving on lef...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Bleached Ribbon Mahogany Long Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber long, low credenza or sideboard with four ascending height drawers and pair of shelved cabinets measuring 16.5" wide x 21" high. Sleek conical brass pulls and dark mah...
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1950s American Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Burl and Lucite Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Burl

Vintage Harvey Probber Dresser or Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique side by side storage piece by Harvey Probber features spacious drawers for storage in any room. Perfect Mid-Century Modern piece for use as a credenza or bedroom dresser....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Two-Part Cabinet or Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant two-part cabinet or credenza, designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1960s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a vitrine, display cabinet, credenza, bar, or bookshe...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Metal, Brass

Exquisite Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This handsome vintage modern sideboard features plenty of room for storage within its hefty drawers and large hidden compartment with a shelf. Sleek two-tone design with a sturdy Luc...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Storage Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful rosewood and Mahogany storage cabinet features side by side storage behind elegant sliding doors. Shelf space on one side with set of four drawers on the other, this v...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Rosewood, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Dresser by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive vintage modern dresser features six large drawers with unique brass and wood pulls. Stylish two-tone design has ebonized wood trim on the top and the legs. Beautiful case ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Modern Credenza Designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modern Credenza designed by Harvey Probber, American, circa 1960's. It is a versatile size and can be used as a credenza, bar, or media cabinet in a living area, or as a chest or dre...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Diego, CA
A four drawer credenza or chest of drawers with two sliding doors. Four white lacquered drawers on the left side and three while lacquered cork lined retractable shelves on the right...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Executive Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
Harvey Probber executive credenza with four drawers, one file drawer and two open cabinets in solid walnut with mahogany edges and legs. Finished on all sides. Extremely well cared...
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1960s American Vintage Harvey Probber Credenzas

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Mahogany, Walnut