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Harvey Probber Side 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 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 Side Tables

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

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...
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1970s Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

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.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Walnut

Harvey Probber Set of 3 Tables with "Enamel on Copper" Tops, 1950s
By Arpad Rosti, Harvey Probber
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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Copper, Enamel

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.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Harvey Probber Enameled Copper Flower Motif Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare 1960s psychedelic flower design side tables with baked enamel on copper inset panels. With era-appropriate vibrant enamel on original mahogany bases. The tops have a durable and...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Copper, Enamel

Harvey Probber Rosewood Octagonal Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Denver, CO
A beautiful rosewood octagonal side table with two inner shelf surfaces by Harvey Probber.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

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Rosewood

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Wenge Wood Pyramid Occasional Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern wenge wood pyramid end table. Item features a sculptural pyramid form, beautiful wood grain, clean modernist lines. Unmarked.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Wenge

Hexagonal Side Table Set by Harvey Probber with Terrazzo Stone Top, Brass Inlay
By Harvey Probber
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber designed three-legged hexagonal side table. The terrazzo stone top has brass inlay and is supported by mahogany legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Hexagonal Side or End arable with Travertine Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Harvey Probber side or end table. Walnut frame with travertine top. In good condition with age appropriate wear. Measures: 16 inches wide and 17 inches tall.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Travertine

Travertine Topped Side Table by Harvey Probber Inc.
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Travertine topped side table by Harvey Probber Inc.
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Travertine

Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo Hexagonal Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Classic Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber terrazzo top and brass insert tables. Perfect to use for side, end or drink tables. Mahogany bases refinished in dark espresso and r...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Terrazzo Top Hexagon Side Tables, a Pair
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber mid-century terrazzo top hexagon side tables - a pair. Each table measures: 21.75 wide x 21.75 deep x 15.25 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in wh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo

Harvey Probber Mid Century Square Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber mid century square side table The table measures: 30 wide x 30 deep x 16 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditio...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Harvey Probber Hexagonal Terrazzo Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A wonderful design by Harvey Probber, great as a side table, in front of a sofa or just about anywhere. Has an inlaid brass detail on top.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Terrazzo Top End Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber terrazzo top end tables, solid mahogany spayed leg bases with terrazzo tops, inlaid brass details.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Harvey Probber Flower Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Pair of Harvey Probber side tables with enameled copper tops featuring a floral motif.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Enamel

Custom Mid Century Modern Terrazzo Pedestal Side Table By Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern side table custom ordered by Harvey Probber with octagonal, mosaic, terrazzo top by Probber and walnut pedestal base by Masellino Scarpetti.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo, Walnut

Harvey Probber Mid-Century Modern Teak and Mahogany Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern nightstand or side table By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Teak, with ebonized mahogany banding, original mahogany and brass hardware, and brass...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Teak and Mahogany Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
American, the rectangular teak top on dark stained mahogany curved slat X-base, with brass pin hardware, circa 1960. Model 1216 in the Harvey Probber catalog.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Teak

Retro Architects Terrazzo Geometric Stone Tables Walnut Cabin Modern Lautner
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Wonderful petite polished conglomerate/terrazzo stone cocktail pedestals.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Cast Stone

Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Dark Walnut Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hollywood, FL
The octagonal terrazzo top with inlaid banding above splayed dark walnut legs.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo, Wood

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 Side Tables

Materials

Enamel

Stunning Pair of Harvey Probber Brass Inlaid Terrazzo Top Side Tables Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of three-legged Harvey Probber side or end tables with original hexagonal terrazzo top with inlaid brass. Sculpted bleached mahogany legs with bleached mahogany suppor...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo, Mahogany

Oiled Walnut Base Terrazzo Top Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern walnut base terrazzo top occasional side table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo, Walnut

Harvey Probber Asian Style Side Table with Dark Travertine Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in St. Louis, MO
Harvey Probber Asian style side table with Italian walnut Roman travertine. The sculptural mahogany base has just been refinished, color matched to original dark brown.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Travertine

Wonderful Harvey Probber Terrazzo Brass Inlay Top Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful three-legged Harvey Probber side or end table with original hexagonal terrazzo top with inlaid brass. Sculpted bleached mahogany legs with bleached mahogany supports. We do...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Terrazzo, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Model #1144 Hexagonal Pedestal with Filigree
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
I've only ever seen one other of these very rare occasional tables by Harvey Probber. Hexagonal form opaque lacquered mahogany with fretwork cutout design on its six side members. C...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Harvey Probber Occasional Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Probber for Probber Inc. hexagon filigree table. Custom avocado green lacquer over wood.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

Harvey Probber Hexagonal Mahogany and Terrazzo Marble Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Three-legged Harvey Probber side or end table with original hexagonal terrazzo top with inlaid brass. Sculpted bleached mahogany legs with bleached mahogany supports.
Category

1950s American Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Harvey Probber Cane Stool
By Harvey Probber
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
A great example from Probber's Artisan Collection. This stool is a prototype of a design. We like to use it as a side table.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Side Tables

Materials

Cane, Wood

Harvey Probber side tables for sale on 1stDibs

Harvey Probber side tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Harvey Probber side tables collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 37 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original side tables 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 side tables by Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall and Paul McCobb. The prices for Harvey Probber side tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $990 and tops out at $10,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,250 on average..

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