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Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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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Creator: Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber Oval Rosewood Extension Dining Table With Cut-Out Base
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, extension dining table by Harvey Probber features a 2.5 inch thick, oval rosewood top with an ebonized mahogany base with Moroccan cut-out detail. The table exten...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Rosewood Dining Table with Brass Trim
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful Classic Harvey Probber dining table in cocobolo rosewood with mahogany legs and brass trim. Table comes with two 16" leaves extending to 114". Table is 80" wide without l...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Walnut & Travertine Marble Card / Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful octagonal form dining table designed and produced by Harvey Probber in the 1950s. It features solid walnut construction, inlayed travertine marble, and an X-form base.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Harvey Probber Extendable Dining Table with Solid Brass Stretchers
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
Magnificent minimalist design on a grand scale, ebonized mahogany dining table designed and produced by Harvey Probber, circa 1968 with solid brass square bar cross-stretchers and sq...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Harvey Probber 12-Person Extendable Dining Table in Mahogany and Brass, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This grand 1950s Mid-Century Modern classic design by Harvey Probber is an extendable dining table in Mahogany and brass and was newly restored in a French Polish lacquer. This m...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Teak and Walnut Bow Tie Extension Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern teak and walnut bow tie dining table designed by Harvey Probber. The table features a gorgeous teak wood top in a unique bow tie shape. It has taper...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Large Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber mahogany dining table with heavy brass cross stretchers and sabots, includes two 16.5" leaves. Table to be refinished as shown, custom color...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Harvey Probber Teak and Ebonized Mahogany Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Book-matched teak top, with ebonized mahogany trim and legs and brass-capped feet. Measu...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mid Century Round Ebonized Walnut Terrazzo and Brass Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber mid century round ebonized walnut, terrazzo, and brass dining table The table measures: 50 wide x 50 deep x 24.5 high, with a chair clearance of 23.25 inches Re...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Rosewood "Flip-Top" Dining Table or Console Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning mid-century rosewood 'Flip-Top' table designed by Harvey Probber in the United States. Sitting on a black lacquered wood base, the top features two pull-out locks on both ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood Boat-Shaped Extension Dining Table, Restored
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern boat-shaped extension dining table By Harvey Probber USA, circa 1950s Bookmatched Brazilian rosewood, with ebonized solid mahogany legs and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Harvey Probber Bleached Mahogany Saber Leg Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Bleached and toned mahogany sabre leg dining table by Harvey Probber. Parquetry bordered and exceptional wood grained top with solid carved mahogany saber style legs. Measure: Two 16...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Harvey Probber Dining Table Bow Tie
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber bow tie dining table. Mid-Century Modern dining table by Harvey Probber in the shape of a Bow Tie. Teak top with walnut legs having a solid brass glide bar on the bott...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Teak, Walnut

1950s Harvey Probber Travertine and Ebonized Wood Dining or Game Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Bold, geometric dining or game table designed and manufactured by Harvey Probber for Modern. With cross-hatching legs and an octagonal top of travertine outlined by a thick beveled e...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Harvey Probber Midcentury Saber Leg Extension Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish Mid-Century Modern dining table designed by Harvey Probber featuring two 16 inch extending leaves for a total of 98 inches. The iconic table has sabre formed legs with a dram...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Hardwood

Harvey Probber MCM Saber Leg Extension Bleached Mahogany Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber mid century saber leg extension bleached mahogany dining table Table measures: 48 wide x 48 deep x 29.5 inches high; the leaves are 16 inches wide, making a maximum...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Large Custom Dining Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A large, custom Harvey Probber dining table with single piece burl and mahogany top. Mahogany base with brass stretchers and feet.
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1950s Vintage Harvey Probber Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Burl

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Harvey Probber dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs

Harvey Probber dining table sets are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Harvey Probber dining room table collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 22 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Harvey Probber's original dining tables were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider dining room tables by Warren Platner, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Adrian Pearsall. Prices for Harvey Probber dining tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,000 and tops out at $20,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,598 on average.

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