Skip to main content

Harvey Probber Furniture

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.

Iconic Designs from Harvey Probber
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Cubo Sofa
Cubo Sofa
Architectural Chair
Architectural Chair
Architectural Sofa
Architectural Sofa
1
298
2
to
25
293
276
4
298
2
1
239
25
247
127
120
87
78
300
300
300
278
269
3
1
1
174
5,108
2,201
1,855
1,843
Creator: Harvey Probber
Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair w Large Ottoman by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and all original lounge chair with ottoman c1958 by Harvey Probber, tag is present. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear to the wood, foam is a little dry and th...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Harvey Prober Expandable Rolling Serving Two Tier Cart Table Console
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Prober two tier two drawers serving cart on wheels. Opens up to 59" long.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Bench by Harvey Probber in Ketchup / Mustard in Oak, USA 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Berlin, DE
Bench by Harvey Probber in red and yellow with oak base. Excellent original condition.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Foam, Latex, Rubber, Wood

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.
Category

2010s American Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

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...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Harvey Probber Occasional Table with Terrazzo Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic Harvey Probber occasional table with terrazzo top and brass inlay. Walnut octagonal base with decorative cut outs.
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Harvey Probber Geometric Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber lounge chair with ottoman. Fully restored and reupholstered. Set appears to float with its reflective chrome bases.  
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Black Leather Leather 'Cubo' Sectional Sofa by Harvey Probber 1970s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Thirteen-section black leather 'Cubo' sofa designed by Harvey Probber. The Cubo sectional is comprised of five sections with attached back cushions, one corner section with attached ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Leather

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.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Rosewood Coffee Table by Harvey Probber, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare bleached rosewood coffee table designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Newly one-inch oval glass top. Other designers from this era include Paul McCobb, George Nakashima,...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Deep Tuft - In Stock
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...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

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 ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Steel

Taboret Table by Probber from the Architectural Series
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Classic table from the Architectural series, circa 1960s. Hard to find examples from this line by Probber. This diminutive table features a thick walnut top (1.5 inch) with heavy sta...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Pair of 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.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Harvey Probber Chests or Nightstands in style of Edward Wormley Dunbar
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Harvey Probber Chest of Drawers or Nightstands. Elegant crafted wood visor handles. Brass caps on feet.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Rosewood Decagon Dry Bar Cabinets by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of ten sided cabinets or dry bars in Rosewood comprising trapezoidal wood pulls, upper drawer above a door compartment all supported on a round wood plinth. Door inc...
Category

1950s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Rosewood

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.   
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Rosewood

1960s Tiered Console Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Mid-Century Modern walnut console table / coffee table designed by Harvey Probber with a single shelf and brass through tenon legs. Made in the USA, circa 1960s.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Walnut Chair Designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Walnut chair designed by Harvey Probber. Newly upholstered. Measures: Seat height 18.5".
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Swivel Barrel Back Club Chairs with Wooden Bases
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Pair of beautiful and comfortable barrel back lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber. These chairs swivel 360 degrees on a solid wooden base. The upholstery is useable as is, but t...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Harvey Probber 1048 "Gazelle" Ebonized Dining Chairs Set of Six Mid Century
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Incredible and interesting set of dining chairs, ebonized and upholstered in an azure velvet makes a gorgeous combination. The horn shape of these chairs is unique and distinctive. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Teak and Mahogany Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Teak, with ebonized mahogany banding, original mahogany and brass hardware, and brass-capp...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber King Size Basket Weave Mahogany and Brass Headboard, circa 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Modernist Harvey Probber King Size basket weave headboard featuring woven mahogany with brass accents. Headboard measures 80" wide - perfect fit for a king size bed - and can be used...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Harvey Probber "X" Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good set of four "X" dining chairs by Harvey Probber for Probber Inc. in original fabric.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Draft Harvey Probber MCM Bleached Mahogany and Cane Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber mid century bleached mahogany and cane dining chairs - set of 6 These chairs measure: 20 wide x 21.5 deep x 35 inches high with a seat height of 18.75 inches ?Al...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Vintage Harvey Probber Suspension Chair in California Sheepskin and Leather
By Harvey Probber
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Harvey Probber once said, "design has a fourth dimension—the intangible quality of aging gracefully." We love this Suspension lounge chair for that fact. The design is still as relev...
Category

1940s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Leather, Sheepskin

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.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Harvey Probber Tufto Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Tufto 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 chro...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Pair of Woven Cane Cubes by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of woven cane cube stools / tables from the Artisan Collection by Harvey Probber. These came from the personal estate of Harvey Probber. Paper manufacturer's label to undersid...
Category

1970s Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Cane

Harvey Probber Non Matching Pair of Walnut 3 Drawers Nightstands End Tables
By Harvey Probber, Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Harvey Probber non matching pair of walnut 3 drawers nightstands end tables mint.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Walnut

Mid Century Harvey Probber 3 Seater 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.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Set of 3 Tables with "Enamel on Copper" Tops, 1950s
By Harvey Probber, Arpad Rosti
Located in New York, NY
Set of 3 coffee/side tables model No 1145 in mahogany with hand fired white and blue "enamel on copper" tops by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. These studio made enamel tops were cre...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Copper, Enamel

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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Bench in Mahogany, Brass and Lush Green Mohair
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Fully restored an iconic bench by Harvey Probber. Floating brass stretcher and brass sabots have been polished to their original luster. Mahogany wood frame and a plush mohair fabric.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Black Lacquer Three Drawers Brass Pulls Bachelor Chest Nightstand Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern ebonized mahogany three-drawer bachelor chest or extra wide large nightstand end table cabinet.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

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...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

Midcentury Modern Decagon Cabinet by Harvey Prober, circa 1950
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Midcentury Modern walnut Decagon cabinet by Harvey Probber, circa 1950. With the original label. The interior features an open storage space with one top drawer.
Category

1950s Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Harvey Probber Cerused Oak Bench
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury solid oak bench with a cerused finish and newly upholstered seats and back using a heavy silk/cotton fabric. Mint restored.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Oak

Pair of Rosewood and Mahogany Chests by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tailored chests designed by Harvey Probber, having rosewood drawer fronts, tops and sides with dark mahogany trim, and legs, with brass feet. Both are in good, original condi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Mayan Styled Sofa for Probber Furniture Company
By Harvey Probber
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A well crafted sofa / loveseat upholstered in a beige, sand, cream toned salt and pepper contract fabric. Great design with floating platform and tight arms having plinth styled legs...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

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...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

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.
Category

1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Harvey Probber Walnut and Terrazzo Marble Game or Center Table, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern center table or game table By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Walnut top with terrazzo insert, ebonized walnut legs, and brass-capped feet. Me...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Cabinet of Drawers with Sliding Grasscloth Doors
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
Mid-Century Modern dresser by Harvey Probber in grain painted blonde mahogany with four matching large center drawers having distinctive Probber recessed pulls and two sliding doors ...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Grasscloth, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Pair of Chairs, Artisan Collection, 1970s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
These chairs are spectacular in their apparent simplicity. Both retain the original removable leather cushions. Seat height is 20" with the cushion.
Category

1970s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Cane

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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

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.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Metal

Harvey Probber Teak and Brass Triangle Desk or Console Table, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
A unique and gorgeous mid-century modern triangle desk, console, or sofa table By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Teak wood, with brass-capped feet. Measures: 67"W x 33.75"D x ...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Steel

Harvey Probber Short Drum End Table for Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A spectacularly veneered occasional table or pede stal table. Very grained pattern in walnut.  
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Harvey Probber furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Harvey Probber furniture is 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 collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 305 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Harvey Probber were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Adrian Pearsall, Florence Knoll and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Prices for Harvey Probber furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $400 and tops out at $39,500, while pieces like these can sell for $4,850 on average.

More Harvey Probber Inspiration

Interiors Featuring Harvey Probber

Explore the work of the world's best interior designers

Recently Viewed

View More