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Harvey Probber Furniture

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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Leather Faced Probber Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Mahogany and leather Probber Dresser with brass trim and hardware. Doors slide open on solid brass rails to reveal cork lined drawers. Could also serve as a credenza or sideboard. Co...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 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

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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Terrazzo, Mahogany

Harvey Probber 1048 "Gazelle" Dining Chairs Set of Six Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Incredible and interesting set of dining chairs, ebonized and upholstered in an azure velvet makes a gorgeous combination. The horn shape of these chairs is unique and distinctive. ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Harvey Probber Bleached Mahogany & Ivory Leather Tall Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber bleached mahogany tall dresser or gentleman's chest, with ivory leather-clad sliding doors that feature brass flat bar appointments. Behind the doors there are four dr...
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1950s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

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

Harvey Probber Flip-Top Rosewood Console Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Versatile flip-top console table to be used as console or small dining table. 20 inches deep closed,opens to 40 inches. Table surface with beautiful expressive rosewood. Base with a ...
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1960s Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Rosewood, Walnut

Harvey Probber End Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s Mid-Century Modern end table designed by Harvey Probber, with two drawers and brass and walnut hardware and brass sabots.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Rare Harvey Probber Hexabloc Island Seating Suite
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Charleston, WV
A pair of low profile chairs with Ottoman by Harvey Probber from the "Hexabloc" series. Each chair measures 33.5" x 33.5" at the widest point, otherwise 30" x 30" from facet to facet...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

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

Magnificent Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Curved Sofa Ottoman Table Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert curved sofa with matching circular ottoman and triangular table. This sofa set is to die for fabulous-just check out how cool the large curved...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Walnut, Upholstery, Mirror

Mid-Century Harvey Probber Burger Bun Pink Velvet Sofa
By Harvey Probber, Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Spectacular Mid-Century Modern sofa designed by Italian architect Adriano Piazzesi for Harvey Probber Inc. Burger bun is a whimsical kidney shaped form design sofa crafted from a ste...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

Rosewood Coffee Table by Harvey Probber, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare bleached rosewood coffee table designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Newly one-inch oval glass top. Other designers from this era include Paul McCobb, George Nakashima,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Glass, Rosewood

Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa in Black Leather with Mahogany Legs 1950s 'signed'
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Clean line sectional (2 piece) sofa upholstered in Edelman black leather with mahogany legs by Harvey Probber, American 1950's (signed with original label “furniture design by HARVEY...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Cane Sliding Door Cabinet
By Harvey Probber
Located in Seattle, WA
Free standing sliding door mahogany cabinet with inset caned doors by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. Small hole in the cut on the back corner of the middle compartment.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Cane, Mahogany

Pr. Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Chic sophisticated lounge chairs by Harvey Probber having solid wood frames, caned backs and an upholstered seat. Both chairs are in very good original condition, showing light cosme...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Harvey Probber Cabinet of Drawers with Sliding Grasscloth Doors
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hingham, MA
Mid-Century Modern dresser by Harvey Probber in grain painted blonde mahogany with four matching large center drawers having distinctive Probber recessed pulls and two sliding doors ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Grasscloth, Mahogany

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 Mid-Century Modern Dark Mahogany Gentleman's Chest
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning dark Mahogany and brass pulled gentlemen's chest by Harvey Probber. The chest has been restored and refinished in a dark mahogany. It offers four identical drawers with th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

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

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs, USA 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs in yellow upholstery. The chairs have vintage upholstery.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery

Harvey Probber Distressed Cognac Leather Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Available right now we have a pair of gorgeous distressed cognac leather lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber. These lounge chairs are not only easy on the eyes, they're incredib...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Leather

Mid-Century Harvey Probber Burger Bun Pink Velvet Settee
By Harvey Probber, Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Mid-Century Modern settee designed by Italian architect Adriano Piazzesi for Harvey Probber, Inc. Burger bun is a whimsical kidney shaped form design settee crafted from a ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

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

Set of Harvey Probber Dining Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary set of eight mid-century dining chairs by Harvey Probber that are handcrafted out of mahogany wood & cane combination, stained a rich ebonized color with a newly lac...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Velvet, Cane, Foam, Wood, Mahogany, Lacquer

Custom Angular Sofa by Harvey Probber with Sofa Table / Writing Desk
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Custom angular sofa designed by Harvey Probber with custom sofa table writing desk with two drawers. This beautiful set is in excellent-restored condition with new upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

1960s Tiered Console Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Mid-Century Modern walnut console table / coffee table designed by Harvey Probber with a single shelf and brass through tenon legs. Made in the USA, circa 1960s.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Mid Century Wicker and Chrome Cantilever Dining Chair
By Harvey Probber, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Baltimore, MD
An amazing vintage model D43 wicker and chrome cantilever chair designed by Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm for Harvey Probber in Denmark. A rare chair of Probber chairs featuring...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

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

Pair of Harvey Probber Elegant Cane Back Mahogany Framed Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful pair of Harvey Probber chairs. Stained mahogany frame. Lovely upholstery with beautifully caned back.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Cane, Mahogany

Architectural Harvey Probber Bench Low Etagere Console
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant architectural Harvey Probber bench etagere. Very thoughtful in all of the proportions and placements of forms. A fine example of Harvey Probber work. Probber craftsmanship is...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Vintage/MCM Harvey Probber Tuxedo Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
For sale we have a beautiful Harvey Probber Tuxedo sofa. It features brown tweed upholstery. It doesn't have any marks or stains.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Teak and Ebonized Mahogany Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Book-matched teak top, with ebonized mahogany trim and legs and brass-capped feet. Measu...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

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 Sectional Sofa in Cognac Leather 1970s Modular Deep Tuft Series
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
This three-piece Harvey Probber sectional seating arrangement includes a three-seater sofa, a two-seater settee, and an armless lounge chair in the original Cognac Leather. This is t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Furniture

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Chrome

Harvey Probber Tall Dresser
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mahogany chest with two folding doors concealing eight drawers with brass pulls and ten glass shelves. Felt lined top drawer marked with metal tag. Please confirm item location (NY o...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Two-Part Sectional
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very early two-part sectional sofa with rarely seen brass legs. Restored in a luxurious wool bouclé fabric from Holland & Sherry.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Rare Harvey Probber Etched Metal Top Coffee Table, 1950s
By Harvey Probber, Arpad Rosti
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 Three Piece Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Harvey Probber three piece sectional sofa; Reupholstered in Great Plains woven linen, down filled pillows. Medium stained solid oak legs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Oak, Linen, Upholstery

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

Timelessly Chic Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Navy Blue Crescent Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Simply stunning a rare find 1960's Harvey Probber curved sofa. This sofa features a streamlined curved back design with walnut legs that has been expertly reupholstered in a lush nav...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Harvey Probber Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
The set of 4 Harvey Probber dining chairs of woven rattan over steel frames. Cushions can be applied with snaps on to the seats.
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20th Century Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel

Harvey Probber Rare "Contour Chaise 1000", 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare sculptural "Contour Chaise 1000", upholstered with mahogany base, by Harvey Probber, American 1950s. Refinished and reupholstered by Lobel Modern. This is considered one of Prob...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Harvey Probber Bleached Mahogany, Brass, and Cane Console Table, 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern extra long console table, sofa table, or room divider By Harvey Probber USA, Circa 1950s Bleached mahogany, with brass trim and brass-...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Harvey Probber Brazilian Rosewood Boat-Shaped Extension Dining Table, Restored
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern boat-shaped extension dining table By Harvey Probber USA, circa 1950s Bookmatched Brazilian rosewood, with ebonized solid mahogany legs and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

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 Furniture

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Rosewood

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

Bench by Harvey Probber in Ketchup / Mustard in Oak, USA 1960s
By Harvey Probber
Located in Berlin, DE
Bench by Harvey Probber in red and yellow with oak base. Excellent original condition.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Foam, Latex, Rubber, Wood

Mahogany Console Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in San Francisco, CA
A console table of mahogany. Drawers slide out from both of the shorter sides of the triangle. Marked by the manufacturer.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany

Harvey Probber Cubo Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Cubo sofa by Harvey Probber. This large sofa set consists of 3 large sofas, which each contain 3 sections, a total of 9 sections. Fully restored and reupholstered with polished chrom...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

Harvey Probber Teak and Mahogany Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Harvey Probber
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands By Harvey Probber USA, 1960s Teak, with ebonized mahogany banding, original mahogany and brass hardware, and brass-capp...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern 5 Drawer Dresser 2 Door with 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

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Vintage Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs belonged and were used at The Washington Post’s main offices during 1970s and have been professionally restored. These comfortable c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Coffee Table in Travertine and Brass by Harvey Probber, as Good as it Gets
By Harvey Probber
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rectangular coffee / cocktail table designed by Harvey Probber. This the best version of this table that we have ever seen. Stunning travertine top with brass inlay. Mahogany, brass ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Travertine, Brass, Steel

Vintage Midcentury Table Desk by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pasadena, TX
Harvey Probber His pieces displayed the same combination of high style and popular appeal: his were no sterile creations in tubular steel; Probber's work shares more in common with ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Aluminum

Stunning 2 Piece Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa Mid-century
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful 2 piece signed Harvey Probber sectional sofa. This piece is in vintage condition with it's original floral tapesty fabric. The fabric does show some wear to the corners but...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Upholstery

Exquisite Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This handsome vintage modern sideboard features plenty of room for storage within its hefty drawers and large hidden compartment with a shelf. Sleek two-tone design with a sturdy Luc...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Wood

Dining Table by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
A large mahogany dining table on mahogany base with brass stretchers. Designed by Harvey Probber. Measures: 112" fully extended including two 16" leaves. 80" with no leaves.
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1960s Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

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Mahogany

Harvey Probber Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Harvey Probber Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Harvey Probber Furniture collection there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 308 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Harvey Probber were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. Many customers also consider furniture by Florence Knoll, Adrian Pearsall and Thayer Coggin if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Harvey Probber Furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $400 and tops out at $39,500, while pieces like these can sell for $4,995.

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