Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 15

Pair of Club Chairs on Walnut Plinth by Harvey Probber

US$6,950per set

About

Beautiful pair of club chairs designed and manufactured in the US by Harvey Probber. These chairs have great proportions, they are very confortable and they are in very good condition, very little wear to frames and fabric. Measurements: 31 inches high to top of back pillow x 26 inches high to the top of the frame x 32 inches deep x 33.50 inches wide x 19 inches high from floor to top of the seat.

Details

  • Creator
    Harvey Probber (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 33.50 in. (85.09 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Both chairs are in very good condition, some nicks to plinth.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU881723214332

Shipping & Returns

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

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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
4.8 / 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2008
1stDibs seller since 2009
209 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Harvey Probber Style Club Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage lounge chairs in the manner of Harvey Probber. Straight clean lines, large, soft cushions, black painted square base. Newly recovered in white Naugahyde. (Please confirm i...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Adorable Pair of Harvey Probber Club Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Adorable pair of Harvey Probber club chairs. Can be used as occasional chairs, game chairs or slipper chairs. Proportions are compact, low in height and comfortable. We have six tota...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set of Four Harvey Probber Club Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Harvey Probber club chairs. Chairs have the original upholstery with black lacquered frame.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Large Lounge Chair on Walnut Frame Base by Harvey Probber
By Paul McCobb, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice large Harvey Probber lounge chairs on walnut base. Good upholstery condition.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair MCM Grey & Taupe Barrel Back Club Chairs on Casters Style of Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome pair of Mid-Century Modern (MCM) barrel back club chairs in the style of Harvey Probber. Newly upholstered in a grey and taupe textured spiral fabric, buttons on the seatback...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

A Swivel Club Chair in the Manner of Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
This upholstered swivel club has clean lines and a compact design. A 1970s era piece with timeless appeal.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Harvey Probber Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern comfortable pair of swiveling lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber, Model 303A. The chairs professionally re-covered in a black leatherette upholstery with dec...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Swivel Cube Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
A pair of slick mod swivel base lounge chairs in a crisp cube form raised on a black lacquered round plinth base. Model no. 1461. By Harvey Probber. American, circa 1970. Price i...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

PVC, Wood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery