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Harvey Probber Furniture

Harvey Probber (USA, 1922–2003)
Harvey Probber (USA, 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.

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Harvey Probber Credenza/Chest with Carpathian Elm Doors and Base 1950s 'Signed'
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional credenza/chest of drawers in Honduran mahogany with book-matched Carpathian elm sliding doors and base, drawers with brass pulls and interior drawers lacquered in ivory w...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Walnut Coffee Table with Brass Insert by Harvey Probber, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
Fully restored walnut cocktail table featuring a newly fitted brass insert, designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Gray w/ Red, Blue and Green Pinstripe Lit Curved Lucite Base Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber newly upholstered in Paul Smith for Maharam fabric with a gray background and red, blue and green pinstripes and an added curved up-lit...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Wool, Upholstery, Lucite, Wood

1950's Harvey Probber Leather Barrel Back Swivel Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of crisply tailored club/lounge chairs by Harvey Probber, circa 1950's. The chairs feature deep seats with loose seat cushions and enveloping barrel backs making a cozy embrace,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rosewood and Brass Breakfront Bookcase or Bar Cabinet, Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern breakfront bookcase, sideboard, or bar cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Rosewood, with brass trim. Measures: 71.25"W x 18"D x 74"H. N...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Harvey Probber Terrazzo Top Coffee Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Esperance, NY
For sale is this very nice vintage Harvey Probber coffee table. The table has a great look.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Terrazzo

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.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Cane, Wood

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 Furniture

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Velvet

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...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair w Large Ottoman by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and all original lounge chair with ottoman c1958 by Harvey Probber, tag is present. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear to the wood, foam is a little dry and th...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

Architectural Series lounge chair in leather designed by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Measures: 30 x 30 x 30, SH 16” Grey stained oak Leather: Panama color: 5402 pearl.
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2010s American Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather, Oak

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 Furniture

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Fabric

Harvey Probber Deep Tuft
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 Furniture

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Fabric, Velvet

Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Woven Front Sliding Door Credenza, Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern woven front sliding door credenza or cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Mahogany, with brass accents and brass-capped feet. Measures: ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Burbank, CA
Elegant vintage modern sideboard designed by Harvey Probber in United States, circa 1960s. Features two sliding doors with inset leather on the left side. When opening the sliding do...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Mid Century Modern 5 Drawer Leather Brass Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant long mahogany dresser by Harvey Probber. Five graduated drawers with solid brass pulls on the right side. Two leather doors with solid brass strips which conceal f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Prober Expandable Rolling Serving Two Tier Cart Table Console
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Harvey Prober two tier two drawers serving cart on wheels. Opens up to 59" long.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Walnut

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 Furniture

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Cane

Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Mahogany, with brass trim. Measures: 77.25"W x 17.75"D x 32.75"H. Ex...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Side Tables by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber, Drexel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of wooden side tables by Harvey Probber. Features a square tabletop with a trapezoidal base. Manufacturer's mark to underside "Drexel".
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Extremely Rare Harvey Probber Chaise Longue w/ Cane Armrest
By Harvey Probber
Located in East Hampton, NY
Nubby boucle fabric in natural tone. Fairly clean and lightly used condition. A couple of spots that are minimal. Walnut trimmed cane panel to one side and original brass legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber King Size Basket Weave Mahogany and Brass Headboard, circa 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Modernist Harvey Probber King Size basket weave headboard featuring woven mahogany with brass accents. Headboard measures 80" wide - perfect fit for a king size bed - and can be used...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rosewood and Mahogany Dining Table with Brass Accents
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
A stunningly elegant expandable dining table in rosewood having mahogany and cast iron legs with brass accents throughout. Designed by American post-war designer Harvey Probber, circ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Midcentury Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood and Mahogany Credenza
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
An elegant case designed by Harvey Probber having Brazilian rosewood doors, pulls and Cerused mahogany case. Beautiful condition. Signed with original metal label.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Queen Size Head Board in Mahogany and Brass, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Queen size headboard model no 861-80 with curved mahogany slats and brass frame by Harvey Probber, American, 1950's.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Knights Bench in Mahogany, Brass and Leather, Signed, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s Harvey Probber 'Knights' bench, model number 1173, with arched base and slatted seat in steam-bent mahogany with brass accents, and finished with a channel-tufted cushion. Bras...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber's Sleek Ebonized Walnut Wall Mounted Floating Console
By Harvey Probber
Located in East Hampton, NY
Three drawers with modernist design carved wood pulls and signed with label to interior. This is a wall mounted floating narrow and long console with 3 metal mounting brackets.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Metal

Single D43 Wicker and Chrome Chair by Fabricus and Kastholm for Harvey Probber
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Iconic wicker and chrome D43 cantilevered chair by Fabricus and Kastholm for Harvey Probber, circa 1960's. This example is in very fine, original condition, showing only inconsequent...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

Set of 4 Fabricius and Kastholm Harvey Probber D 43 Cantilevered Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in New York, NY
Chic, architectural set of iconic D 43 dining chairs, by Fabricius and Kastholm for Harvey Probber. All four are in good condition, free of damage to the chrome or wicker. The wicker...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

1950s Danish Modern Harvey Probber Marble-Top Coffee Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Esperance, NY
Harvey Probber elegant coffee table with surfboard top of Terrazzo marble divided by a center panel of black walnut. Made in the 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Walnut

Harvey Probber Chic Lounge Chair 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Lounge chair No. 1427A with polished aluminum frame and diamond tufted seat and back by Harvey Probber, American 1960’s. Aluminum polished and reupholstered in velvet by Lobel Modern...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Aluminum

Rare Harvey Probber Etched Metal Top Coffee Table, 1950s
By Arpad Rosti, Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare and exceptional coffee table No. 1322 with etched metal top and mahogany base by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. This coffee table was only in production for a short time. The e...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Metal

Harvey Probber Dining Table With 2 Leaves In Brazilian Rosewood 1950s (Signed)
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Dining table No. 1287 in book-matched Brazilian rosewood with brass stretchers and mahogany legs by Harvey Probber, American 1950's. Comes with 2 additional leaves. Signed with label...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Midcentury Rosewood "Flip-Top" Dining Table or Console Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning midcentury rosewood 'Flip-Top' table designed by Harvey Probber in the United States. Sitting on a black lacquered wood base, the top features two pull-out locks on both e...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Metal

Harvey Probber Sofa No. 1573 with Ash Block Legs, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Clean line sofa model no. 1573 with laminated ash block slab leg design by Harvey Probber, American, 1960's. Newly upholstered in dark gray ultra suede by Lobel Modern. The sofa look...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Ultrasuede, Foam, Wood

Harvey Probber Geometric Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A bold, geometric dining table with cross hatching legs, and an octagonal top of travertine outlined by a thick beveled edge, finished in black lacquer. Harvey Probber Inc.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine

Harvey Probber Pair of Chairs, Artisan Collection, 1970s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
These chairs are spectacular in their apparent simplicity. Both retain the original removable leather cushions. Seat height is 20" with the cushion.
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1970s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Cane

Harvey Probber 4-Drawer Nightstands
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury nightstands with classic styling, featuring rosewood panels banded in ebonized mahogany, each having 4 drawers which provide ample storage. Door pulls and legs tri...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Wall Mounted Credenza with Inset Caned Doors, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Wall-mounted credenza in mahogany with brass pulls and inset caned doors by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. “Harvey Probber” label inside the top drawer on right side.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare Harvey Probber 3-seat sofa with criss cross base in solid walnut with brass accents. Fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Textile, Walnut

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.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Enamel

Harvey Probber Brass Frame Benches in White Boucle, Circa 1950
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber brass frame benches in white boucle, 1950’s. Brass and mahogany frames. Fully restored and reupholstered in white boucle.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Two-Drawer Cocktail Table in Walnut and Brass, Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and refined cocktail table was designed by Harvey Probber and handmade in Fall River, Massachusetts circa 1960. Probber believed that "aging gracefully" represented the ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Arm Chair
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber arm chair model 1055. Harvey Probber Saber Leg arm chair. This chair is newly refinished and reupholstered in Noblilis Pairs Velvet. Very Good condition. Very nice occ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

Set of Four Harvey Probber Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Southampton, NJ
Set of Four Harvey Probber Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1950s fully restored with beautifully maintained original finish.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany, Upholstery

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.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Table is a Brazilian rosewood veneer with brass trim, mahogany base. Table has two leaves that are 16" each. Without leaves table is 80" W.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rosewood Dresser, 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hamburg, PA
A gorgeous Harvey Probber rosewood dresser with ebonized trim and brass handles. the dresser has ample storage with nine drawers. Labeled "Furniture designed by Harvey Probber" insid...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Etched Metal Top Coffee Table
By Harvey Probber, Arpad Rosti
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare coffee table No. 1322 with etched metal top and black ebonized mahogany frame by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Clean lined mahogany frame with black ebonized finish. Possibly r...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Metal

Blue and Ivory Terrazzo with Inlaid Brass Top & Mahogany Tripod Legs Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber blue and creamy white terrazzo stone hexagon shaped top with brass inlay on splayed tripod mahogany legs side / end / occasional table....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Probber Blue & White Terrazzo, Mahogany Tripod Legs and Brass Hexagon Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber aqua blue and off white terrazzo stone hexagon shaped top with brass inlay, on splayed tripod mahogany legs side / end or occasional ta...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

1940s Harvey Probber Sleek Hollywood Regency Sleek Sculptural Curved Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing sleek curvy design on this Harvey Probber sofa from the 1940s. Very low profile 'invisible' casters were added to the feet at some point for ease of movement. This is a very ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Probber Blue, White, Brown and Gold Terrazzo Mahogany Tripod Side Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a pair of Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber aqua blue and white terrazzo stone hexagon shaped top with brass inlay, on splayed tripod brown mahogany legs. The iconic Harve...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Extendable Dining Table with Oak Top and Black Metal Frame
By Harvey Probber
Located in Madrid, ES
Stunning dining table designed by the iconic Harvey Probber. Rectangular tabletop of oak veneer with two extension plates (each 40 cm long), iron and brass frame. Some dents on the s...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass, Iron

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 Furniture

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Walnut

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 Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Four Harvey Probber Chrome and Wicker Fabricius and Kastholm Cantilever Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Baltimore, MD
An amazing set of 4 vintage model D43 wicker and chrome cantilever chairs designed by Preban Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm for Harvey Probber in Denmark. A rare set of Probber chairs f...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Coffee Table with Travertine Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Highland, IN
This handsome cocktail table by Harvey Probber has a mahogany base and travertine top. The warm palate and natural materials are a pleasing compliment to any interior.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine

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