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Harvey Probber Sectional 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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Creator: Harvey Probber
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 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

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...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Velvet

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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa, circa 1955
By Harvey Probber
Located in Raleigh, NC
An extraordinary 1950s two piece sectional from Harvey Probber. Fully restored with new foam and upholstery. This magnificent sofa sits atop walnut legs with brass sabots. Clearly ha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

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 Sectional 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 Sectional Sofas

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Upholstery

Harvey Probber & Jack Lenor Larsen Happiness Sectional Sofa, Lacquer Red 1968
By Harvey Probber, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Harvey Probber & Jack Lenor Larsen Happiness corner sectional sofa, lacquer red, 1968-1972. Gorgeous low slung modern sectional seating set of three. This is a truly extraordinary, m...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Textile, Wool, Mohair

Magnificent 9-Piece Harvey Probber Caramel Brown Leather 'Cubo' Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Harvey Probber caramel brown leather 'Cubo' sectional sofa nine sections of Harvey Probber designed 'CUBO' modular seating. Set includes six seating units and three ottomans. The sec...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Harvey Probber Three Piece Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber three piece sectional sofa; Reupholstered in Great Plains woven linen, down filled pillows. Medium stained solid oak legs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Oak, Linen, Upholstery

Two-Piece Sectional Sofa Designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Two-piece sectional sofa and triangular sofa table designed by Harvey Probber. Sofa is in very good original condition and can be used together or separately. The sectional is still ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa in Black Leather with Mahogany Legs 1950s 'signed'
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Clean line sectional (2 piece) sofa upholstered in Edelman black leather with mahogany legs by Harvey Probber, American 1950's (signed with original label “furniture design by HARVEY...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Large Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectional Sofa, Labeled
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large Mid-Century Modern 1950s Harvey Probber two-piece sectional sofa with mahogany tapered legs. Sofa has original fabric, it needs to be reupholstered and foam replaced. There is ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Handsome Harvey Probber 2-Piece Nuclear Sert Sectional Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Harvey Probber 2-piece Nuclear Sert series sofa sectional. This piece will need to be re-upholstered-fabric is worn and dated and foam is hardening. This sectional measure 2...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Harvey Probber Two-Part Sectional
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very early two-part sectional sofa with rarely seen brass legs. Restored in a luxurious wool bouclé fabric from Holland & Sherry.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Brass

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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Wool

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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Brass

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Two-Piece Sectional Sofa Designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
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Two-piece sectional sofa and triangular sofa table designed by Harvey Probber. Sofa is in very good original condition and can be used together or separately. The sectional is still ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Upholstery, Mahogany

De Sede Sectional Sofa Black Leather 8 Modular Sections from Switzerland, 1970s
By De Sede
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinarily well made DeSede of Switzerland eight section black leather modular sectional sofa from Switzerland. The set includes 4 Straight Modules, 3 Curved sections and one re...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Tobia & Afra Scarpa Erasmo Sectional in Black Leather for B&B Italia Vintage 70s
By B&B Italia, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Dallas, TX
4 Piece modular erasmo sectional sofa. Includes 2 lumbar cushions and certificate of authenticity. Fully Labeled. Each section measures: Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm) Width: 34 i...
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Archizoom Associati Modular Safari Imperial Sofa for Paltronova Italy 1970s
By Archizoom Associati
Located in Dallas, TX
The rare and iconic Imperial Safari Sofa was designed in 1968 by Archizoom Associati and produced by Paltronova. This set is composed of three modular two seater sections that can be...
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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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Club Chairs by Harvey Probber
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H 26 in. W 28 in. D 31.5 in.
Matching Pair of Three-Drawer Chests by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Matching pair of three-drawer chests by Harvey Probber. Priced per item.
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Even Arm Sofa or Settees
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
Two-piece Dunbar sofa model number 4908 designed by Edward Wormley. This low profile sofa has down-filled cushions and hand-tied springs and is one of the most comfortable modern pie...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Brass

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 Sectional Sofas

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Marble, Aluminum

Leather Faced Probber Chest
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Luxurious Harvey Probber leather faced chest of drawers. Sliding doors open to reveal an abundance of cork lined shelving. Retains original label. Coordinating dresser available from...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Brass

  • Leather Faced Probber Chest
  • Leather Faced Probber Chest
  • Leather Faced Probber Chest
  • Leather Faced Probber Chest
H 54.5 in. W 42 in. D 18.25 in.
Harvey Probber Blue Enameled Copper and Espresso Mahogany Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare pair of 1960s Harvey Probber solid mahogany side tables finished in a dark espresso stain with a satin lacquer clear coat. The tops are a Lapis Lazuli enamel fused to a polished...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Enamel

Harvey Probber Side Table in Teak and Polished Stainless Steel, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Minimalist Harvey Probber teak end table with inset solid bar mirror polished stainless steel legs. Well constructed and very substantial.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Stainless Steel

Pierre Paulin Artifort Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Chocolate Brown Leather 1970s
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Dallas, TX
Imported by Turner Limited to the US in the 1970s this Artifort lounge chair is very low-slung and comfortable and includes the original ottoman. Measures: Chair 29" W x 38" D x 2...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

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Leather

Previously Available Items
Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa in Cognac Leather 1970s Modular Deep Tuft Series
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
This three-piece Harvey Probber sectional seating arrangement includes a three-seater sofa, a two-seater settee, and an armless lounge chair in the original Cognac Leather. This is t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Chrome

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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Chrome

  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
H 24 in. W 128 in. D 32 in.
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 Sectional Sofas

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Walnut, Upholstery, Mirror

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 Sectional 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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

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...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Nuclear Sert Two-Piece Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern 2-piece sectional sofa designed by Harvey Probber for his Nuclear Sert line. From one owner estate, older coral floral re-upholstery, is in need of re-upholstery, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

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 Sectional 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.
Pair of Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Modular Seating Four Pieces
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and versatile 4 PC modular sectional by Harvey Probber. Covers zip on and off for easy maintenance, foam is very strong and with no odors. Very comfy. Sold and priced per pa...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Hardwood

Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
Harvey Probber design Cubo sectional sofa in very good original condition. Comprising two large individual sofas’ and two single arm sofas, totaling ten sections or squares/seats. Se...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
H 24.5 in. W 32 in. L 24.5 in.
Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Garnerville, NY
Two piece deep tuft sectional sofa designed by Harvey Probber. The two-piece features deep tuft cushions on a chrome plinth base. The original fabric is "braided" soft cotton upholst...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Chrome

  • Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional Sofa
  • Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional Sofa
H 26 in. W 94 in. D 30 in.
Deep Tuft in Green Raf Simmons Velvet designed by Harvey Probber
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 2018 by M2L under license from the Probber...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Fabric

Harvey Probber sectional sofas for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Harvey Probber sectional sofas are available for sale. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. In our Harvey Probber sectional sofa collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 16 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Harvey Probber's original sectional sofas were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider sectional sofas by Vladimir Kagan, Thayer Coggin and Adrian Pearsall. Prices for Harvey Probber sectional sofas can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,200 and tops out at $39,500, while pieces like these can sell for $16,950 on average.

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