1021-601: HARVEY PROBBER Mid-Century Queen-Size Rosewood Headboard

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Item location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida US

Product Details

Description:
As a self-trained designer, Probber was never wed to any particular aesthetic. He gravitated toward bright fabrics with attractive, touchable textures that might be satin-like or nubbly. This quality he realized: Probber furniture is just as useful and alluring now as it was when made — and maybe even more stylish.
Condition:
Used
Size:
Queen
Material:
Rosewood
Color:
Medium Wood Tone
Brand:
Harvey Probber
Country/Region of Manufacture:
United States
Type:
Headboard
Style:
Mid-Century Modern
Compatible Model:
Queen

Seller Details

Seller:
encorefurnituregallery
Seller Rating:
926 (100%)
Ships to:
United States
Returns Accepted:
No

Additional Product Information

A Mid-Century Modern Queen-Size headboard designed by Harvey Probber. .

Features a beautiful ebonized frame with brass trim and solid rosewood center panel.

True to Probber's design style, this headboard has clean and sleek Mid-Century Modern lines.

Excellent Vintage Condition with age appropriate wear. Wood finish to is remarkably lovely. .

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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