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Extra Long Curved Single Arm Sofa Style of Harvey Probber


Gorgeous extra-long slightly curved single armed sofa on casters in the style of Harvey Probber. This sofa is in wonderful newly recovered condition in a beautiful textured caramel colored heavy velvet fabric. Back pillows are polly filled and the seats are foam and polly, circa 1960s-1970s. What a long luxurious sofa to Nap on!! Or entertain a roomful of guests. This long low curvaceous sofa is done in the style of famed designer Harvey Probber. It has been beautifully recovered in a caramel colored textured velvet. The fabric texture has a wave effect which somewhat mimics the curve and softness of the sofa which is comprised of four rectangular seat cushions and five back pillows. It has a single rolled arm on its left end with the right end having no arm and the seat portion extending beyond the back and curving slightly forward. Simply stunning! This extra-long sofa is on casters for ease of movement. It looks at its best when floating in a room or in front of a fireplace and its transitional styling lends itself to a modern or traditional décor. You just need to make it yours and imagine the possibilities. Sofa size: • Height with back cushion 31 inches • Height without back cushions 26.5 inches • Width 144 inches • Depth 47 inches • Seat depth 20 inches • Seat height 17 inches • Arm height 20 inches • Weight 250 pounds Crated size: • Height 34 inches • Width 150 inches • Depth 53 inches • Weight 750 pounds.     


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    Good. This sofa was recently recovered and is in wonderful condition..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 31 in. x W 144 in. x D 47 in.

    H 78.74 cm x W 365.76 cm x D 119.38 cm

  • Seller location
    Topeka, KS
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About Harvey Probber (Designer)

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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