Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 12

Harvey Probber Model #1144 Hexagonal Pedestal with Filigree

$3,500

About

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. Color is close to a slate gray/blue. Today such detail work would be carried out by a laser CNC machine but in the 1960s a scroll or fret saw would have been used. Once can see the influence of Moroccan Moucharabieh tables in this and other Probber designs. See original documentation from Harvey Probber catalog.

Details

  • Creator
    Harvey Probber (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Diameter: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredMahogany
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1965
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU88668918703

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Hingham, MA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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.
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Hingham, MA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2008
1stDibs seller since 2010
610 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Travertine

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

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Terrazzo Hexagonal Side End Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of terrazzo and brass inlay tops curved legs side end tables stands. Good original vintage condition.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Terrazzo

Harvey Probber Hexagon Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of patinated bronze hexagon shaped side tables with tripod base of splayed wood legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

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

Vintage 1960s American Modern Side Tables

Harvey Probber Hexagonal Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
A rare three-legged hexagonal side table by Harvey Probber. The heavy terrazzo top is supported by three bent mahogany legs. Brass inlay, inset from the edges of the tabletop, accent...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Terrazzo Hexagonal Tables by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An end table with bronze-inlaid pale blue hexagonal terrazzo tops and polished dark mahogany swag legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Terrazzo

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.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery