Harvey Probber (1922-2003)
Label with signature inside top drawer
Mahogany, brass and enameled copper panels
H: 32.5” W: 70.25” D: 18”
Signed cabinet in mahogany with two doors inset with jewelry enamel on copper in a graphic floral design by Harvey Probber. Probber formed Harvey Probber, Inc in 1945 and became a leading furniture designer in America during the early modern, post-war period. Known for exceptional craftsmanship, Probber looked for unique artwork to incorporate into his designs. These jewelry enamel doors were made by an artist named Arpad Rosti. The abstract floral designs were influenced by the paintings and mural decorations of Henri Matisse.
The mahogany case has four exterior drawers with their original brass pulls. Retains the original Probber tag on drawer interior.
Provenance: Purchased from Circa20c of Dallas, Texas.
Literature: See Todd Merrill, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam Expanded Edition, New York, Rizzoli, 2018. P 218-219.
Condition: Prior to purchase a darker finish was added to the piece and loose veneer on base on proper left side re-glued.