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Harvey Probber 12-Person Extendable Dining Table in Mahogany and Brass, 1950s

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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 minimalist design was a huge hit in the 1950s in upscale Mid-Century homes and now is a classic sought-after design by collectors and interior designers alike. This grand-scale dining table extends with two leaves up to 112" and can seat 12 people comfortably. The table top features Mahogany throughout the center area and the edge is banded in ribbon Mahogany for an exotic look. The base features dark Mahogany with six legs capped with brass sabots and accented with brass cross stretchers. This Harvey Probber extendable dining table would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Post-Modern, Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. MEASUREMENTS: H 29" x W 80" x D 44" *Two 16" leaves with one leaf: 96" with both leaves: 112" CONDITION: Excellent refinished condition, ready for immediate use. Top was finished in a French Polish. A few small veneer repairs underneath the French Polish. Brass has attractive natural patina, we intentionally left the light patina as it is desirable and attractive, but it can be polished to a bright and shiny tone.

Details

  • Creator
    Harvey Probber (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 112 in. (284.48 cm)Depth: 44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Table was fully refinished, the top in a French Polish. Brass was left with natural and very attractive light patina. No rust or oxidation. Ready to be used immediately.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330228639802

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Designer

Harvey Probber

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.

About the Seller
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such designers as Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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