Harvey Probber

American, 1922 - 2003
A largely self-taught furniture designer, Harvey Probber rose to prominence during the mid-twentieth century and is credited with inventing sectional (or modular) seating in the 1940s. Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Probber’s interest in design was piqued while he was still in high school and working part-time at a furniture store. Probber would spend his days sketching and soon began selling designs to furniture manufacturers. In 1945, after a few years working as a designer for Trade Upholstery, Probber established his own company, Harvey Probber, Inc. Probber favored simple and elegant forms enlivened by exotic woods, stunning hardware, and eye-catching finishes, such as lacquer and sumptuous upholstery. Harvey Probber furniture company closed in 1986. He died in 2003 at the age of 80. While not a household name during his lifetime, Probber’s work is highly sought after today thanks to the increased interest in the mid-century furniture. 
Harvey Probber Sofa by Harvey Probber H 25 in W 90 in D 31 in $ 5,900
Harvey Probber Rare Harvey Probber Onyx,... H 29 in W 33 in D 13 in $ 3,500
Harvey Probber Chic Pair of Lounge Chairs... H 27 in W 27 in D 27 in $ 7,500
Harvey Probber Walnut Center Table with... H 24 in DIA 50 in $ 3,500
Harvey Probber Rare Harvey Probber Etched... H 14 in W 55 in D 19 in $ 12,000
Harvey Probber 1960s Lounge Chair and... H 27 in W 32 in D 35 in $ 3,500
Harvey Probber Dresser in Walnut and... H 31 in W 76 in D 20 in $ 16,000
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Credenza in... H 30 in W 77 in D 18 in $ 9,500
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Terrazzo Top... H 20 in W 26 in D 24 in $ 3,500
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Brass Coffee... H 16 in W 30 in D 30 in $ 3,500
Harvey Probber Matching Pair of Three... H 29 in W 36 in D 17 in $ 4,800
Harvey Probber Terrazzo & Mahogany... H 15 in W 60 in D 20 in $ 4,500
Harvey Probber 1960s Mahogany Cabinet or... H 32 in W 77 in D 17 in $ 14,500
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Bar Cabinet... H 43 in W 42 in D 18 in $ 12,000
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Mid-Century... H 15 in W 66 in D 20 in $ 3,900
Harvey Probber Brass and Marble Coffee... H 22 in W 36 in D 22 in $ 4,800
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Sofa H 30 in W 83 in D 33 in $ 4,200
Harvey Probber Pair of Harvey Probber... H 22 in W 30 in D 30 in $ 5,800
Harvey Probber Pair Harvey Probber Side... H 17 in DIA 19 in $ 5,300
Harvey Probber 1950s Harvey Probber Night... H 22 in W 24 in D 17 in $ 6,000
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Mahogany... H 32 in W 65 in D 18 in $ 12,500
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