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Paul Evans Furniture

American, 1931-1987
American, 1931-1987

A designer and sculptor, Paul Evans was a wild card of late 20th century modernism. A leading light of the American Studio Furniture movement, Evans’s work manifests a singular aesthetic sense, as well as a seemingly contradictory appreciation for both “folk art” forms and for new materials and technologies.

Evans’s primary material was metal, not wood, which was favored by his fellow studio designers, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, neighbors George Nakashima and Philip Lloyd Powell. He trained in metallurgy and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the famed crucible of modern design and art in suburban Detroit. For a time early in his career, Evans also worked at Sturbridge Village, a historical “living museum” in Massachusetts, where he gave demonstrations as a costumed silversmith.

Evans’s earliest work unites these influences. The pieces that made his reputation are known as “sculpted-front” cabinets: wood cases faced with box-like high-relief patinated steel mounts laid out in a grid pattern. Each mount contains a metal emblem, or glyph, and the effect is that of a brawny quilt.

Evans’s later work falls into three distinct style groups. His sculpted-bronze pieces, begun in the mid-1960s, show Evans at his most expressive. He employed a technique in which resin is hand-shaped, and later sprayed with a metal coating, allowing for artistic nuance in the making of chairs, tables and cabinets. Later in the decade and into the 1970s, Evans produced his Argente series: consoles and other furniture forms that feature aluminum and pigment-infused metal surfaces welded into abstract organic forms and patterns.

Last, Evans's Cityscape design series meshed perfectly with the sleek, “high tech” sensibility of the later ’70s. Evans constructed boxy forms and faced them with irregular mosaic patterns that mixed rectangular plaques of chromed steel, bronze or burlwood veneer. These, like all of Paul Evans’s designs, are both useful and eye-catching. But their appeal has another, more visceral quality: these pieces have clearly been touched by an artist’s hand.

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Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Chrome and Brass End Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Norwalk, CT
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape chrome and brass end tables, c. 1970s These classic side tables from Evans' Cityscape line feature a boxy cantilevered design, clad in a patchwork of ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Large Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table Welded and Painted Steel, 1967
By Paul Evans
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Large Paul Evans Studio coffee table welded and painted steel, 1967. Painted, oxidized, torch-cut, welded steel, Brutalist style with oversized 57" x 27" x 3/4" glass top. Purchased ...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Side Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
'C' shaped Paul Evans Cityscape side table, covered in polished steel and brass tiles.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Brass and Wood Side Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual Cityscape side table signed Paul Evans with brass and wood panels. This stunning combination is not often seen, this example is in very good, original condition, sho...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass

Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
The table has a braised bronze and blackened steel base. The slate top rests upon a steel base which is attached to an apron and has a gold leaf trim. Original slate top.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table with Welded Steel Base and Elliptical Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A rare Paul Evans coffee table with an elliptical slate top and a welded and patinated steel base, produced by Paul Evans Studio circa 1965. The base, with its arched cruciform shape...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Steel

Cityscape Cabinet, 1970’s, By Paul Evans (usa, 1931-1987
By Paul Evans
Located in Paris, FR
Cityscape cabinet, 1970’s, by Paul EVANS (USA, 1931-1987 Geometrical chromed steel plated work on wood structure. Opening with two doors on a black inside with shelf. Canted jambs....
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome, Steel

Mid Century Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Mirror & Console Table Shelf in Chrome
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An incredible design combination, a cityscape wall shelf and mirror designed by Paul Evans in the 1970's. The set features fine heavy construction with chrome clad patchwork design. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Brutalist Sideboard, USA, 1969
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans Brutalist sculpted bronze cabinet Sculpted-bronze series cabinet, Exceptional abstract forms, solid volumes and powerful brutal shapes, Two bi-fold doors concealing s...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Swivel Club Chairs, Signed, 1968
By Paul Evans
Located in San Francisco, CA
The New York Times said about Paul Evans: "His work is stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly sophisticated and stunningly tacky. The performer Lenny Kravitz who collect...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Moden Paul Evans Mirror
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans mirror featuring a geometric designed shape that allows this wall mirror to be used as a shelf as well. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with d...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Sculptural Bronze Brutalist Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Las Vegas, NV
From a one owner estate, comes the opportunity to own an authentic PE-128, bronze "Stalagmite" coffee table from the "Sculpted Metal Collection Designed by Paul Evans" for Directiona...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Vintage Patchwork Flip-Top Bar Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Burbank, CA
An exceptional vintage patchwork flip –top bar cabinet designed by iconic designer Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. This studio piece by Paul Evans exemplifies the perfect co...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Bronze, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Burl and Brass Breakfront Sideboard for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful three-piece vintage breakfront features backlit display cases with glass shelves paired with a spacious centre cabinet for concealed storage. Stunning burl wood marque...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Coffee Table, Signed and Dated 1979
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning brutalist Paul Evans PE-128 coffee table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic cocktail table is comprised of a dark patinated...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Sculptural Floor Lamp in Tessellated Chrome and Brass, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural floor lamp, model PE-4014, in tessellated brass and chrome by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970's. The floor lamps from this series are rare.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Signed Side Table in Burl Wood and Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful Paul Evans signed Cityscape side table in burl wood and chrome.
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Mid-20th Century North American Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Long Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans for directional "Cityscape", 84" Parsons style dining table. All chromed metal over wood with additional pair of leaves. Possible length of 114" with both 15" leaves.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome, Metal

Paul Evans Cityscape Game, Side Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Nice signed example from the Cityscape series by Paul Evans for Directional. Hard to find form, usable as a game, side, or occasional table. This table is in good, original condition...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Signed Dated Brutalist Pedestal Display Stand, 70s
By Paul Evans
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent, Brutalist display pedestal stand, signed by Paul Evans, dated 1970. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 12" (1') sq x 25.5" H....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Wood

Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural "Cityscape" model PE 209 dining table, by Paul Evans Studio for Directional, signed at leg, circa 1970s. This table expands from 84.25" length to an impressive 114.25" len...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Wall-Mounted "Cityscape" Console in Tessellated Chrome 1970s 'Signed'
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Wall-mounted console table, supporting brackets in tessellated chrome with glass top, by Paul Evans, Cityscape Series, for Directional Furniture, American 1970s (signed “Paul Evans”).
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Console for Directional Brutalist Sculpted Bronze & Glass Wall Mount
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
1960s sculpted bronze wall mount console designed by Paul Evans and produced by Directional. New glass top. Original wall mount brackets.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Large Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Large Paul Evans slate-top patchwork coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

Paul Evans Welded Zig-Zag Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
PE 11 table Welded signature and date.
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Iconic Midcentury Paul Evans PE 61 Brutalist Coffee Table for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage modern welded metal base coffee table with a rectangular glass top. A sculptural base with two pyramid shaped welded together. The colorful design and thick glass to...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Dining Table Base
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rare dining table in the sculpted bronze series by Paul Evans for Directional. Studio crafted in New Hope, PA, circa 1970s. Paul Evans was known for crafting fine furniture by usin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze, Enamel, Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Cubist Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern Boucle Fabric 1970s
By Paul Evans, Barbara Barry
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of 4 Iconic Paul Evans PE240 Directional Cityscape Cubist Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. Back and seat cushions are soft and comfortable. Features sturdy wooden chair frame wi...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Mid Century Paul Evans Cityscape Floating Shelf or Console Table Glass & Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An incredible design, a cityscape wall shelf designed by Paul Evans in the 1970's. The set features fine heavy construction with chrome clad patchwork design. Includes two L shaped w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans for Directional Patchwork Burl Wood Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table By Paul Evans for Directional USA, 1970s Burled walnut, in gorgeous patchwork design. Measures: 8...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Burl

Pair of Paul Evans Welded and Patinated Steel Patchwork Side Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of Paul Evans welded and patinated steel side tables top inset with a slate for Studio for Directional.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Mirror in Chrome, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Tall mirror by Paul Evans. Cityscape chrome and signed. Can be used as wall or floor mirror.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Important Midcentury Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this exceptional skyline coffee table by Paul Evans. Sculptural details showcasing a universe of texture and color. This functional work of art is a one of ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Modern Cityscape Style Coffee Table after Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful mid-century coffee table features a wonderful design of brushed steel and chrome after Paul Evans Cityscape style. A thick rectangular glass top offers a large area fo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

Paul Evans for Directional Wrap-Around Corner Bench and Cabinet, circa 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique custom piece was fabricated by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970, is part of the 'Sculptured Metals Collection" and is quite versatile - functions as both a bench an...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Faceted Cityscape Console
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic artistic console form by Paul Evans. From the PE 300 Series Paul Evans Studio for Directional USA, circa 1975 Fully restored lacquered bird's-eye maple Brass This work ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Wood

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze 2-Door Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Evans sculpted bronze cabinet Incised signature and date Original surface, grain painted interior and shelf.
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Resin

Rare Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Brutalist Sideboard, USA, 1968
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Unique custom "sculpted bronze" brutalist cabinet by Paul Evans, USA circa 1968 Exceptional abstract forms, solid volumes and powerful brutal shapes, Two bi-fold doors concealing st...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Bronze

What Every Executive Needs Paul Evans Burl Top City Scape Desk for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large ? Oversize ? Massive ? Maybe over scale is the proper term. But yes a big desk. Executive desk designed by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture. Part of the city scape series. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Dining Chairs in Edelman Leather, Set of Six
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Completely restored with Edelman leather, which is the highest quality (and most expensive) leather you can buy, this incredible set of Paul Evans for directional dining chairs inclu...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Paul Evans Conference Table in Brass and Wood Burl
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans, extendable dining or conference table, wood burl, brass, United States, 1970s Rare conference or large dining table by Paul Evans which comes with extension leaves. Th...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass

Paul Evans for Directional "Cityscape II" Sideboard in Chrome and Brass
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Cityscape II' sideboard, chromed steel, brass, glass, United States, 1975 A striking sideboard from the “Cityscape II” line, designed by Paul Evans fo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Midcentury Patchwork Burlwood Table by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful burl wood table in a patchwork motif by Paul Evans for Directional. Similar to Milo Baughman. Can be used as a console table and perfect beh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Wood, Burl

Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Mirror
By Paul Evans
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul Evans Cityscape wall mirror in a chrome and brass patch work design.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Round Stalagmite Coffee Table in Sculptured Bronze 1969 (Signed)
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Round stalagmite coffee table in sculpted bronze by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1969 (signed "PE 69"). This piece was created from a mixture of epoxy resin and san...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Dual Metal "Cityscape" Floor Lamp
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
The Paul Evans cityscape floor lamp is patchwork or random tile patterning of the mixed metals of chrome-plated and brass-plated. This Evans floor lamp is iconic. The brass-plated pa...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome, Brass

Pair of Paul Evans Argente End Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Paul Evans Argente end tables, welded aluminum patinated and painted with slate tops.    
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Cityscape King Size Canopy Bed Frame & Headboard
By Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A monumental cityscape king bed frame made by Paul Evans in New Hope PA. This was custom ordered in the early 1970's and rarely seen with headboard. Comes in chrome patchwork design ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Monumental Burl Wood Parsons Extension Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional custom monumental Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table or conference table By Paul Evans for Directional, "Cityscape" Collection USA, 1970s ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Burl

Sculpted Bronze Console Table and Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing sculpted bronze console table and cabinet by Paul Evans. New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1971. Bronzed resin over steel, cleft slate, plastic laminate, lacquered wood, with impresse...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Cityscape Leather Desk Chair with Castors by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful cityscape chair in chrome and brass patchwork made by Paul Evans studio for Directional, circa 1974. The chair is supported by exposed legs that extend to the back, givin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Armchairs, Late 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A pair of sculpted bronze resin over steel armchairs designed by Paul Evans for Directional in Original Jack Lenor Larsen fabric, model number PE 105, late 1960s Paul Evans was bo...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Mirror
By Paul Evans
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul Evans Cityscape brass wall mirror. In very good condition with signs of age and use, ready to install.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass

Midcentury Paul Evans Patchwork Mirror
By Paul Evans
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
This midcentury Paul Evans mirror is in wonderful condition. Beautifully crafted and patinated work of art consisting of steel, brass, copper, and pewter. Model PE17.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Copper, Steel, Pewter

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Signed Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful signed sculpted Paul Evans cocktail table from 1976 looks like molten castle drippings of bronze of varying heights in brutalist and crown forms. It is called the stal...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Cubist Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern Boucle Fabric 1970s
By Barbara Barry, Paul Evans
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of Iconic Paul Evans Directional Cityscape Cubist Mid-Century Modern PE241 dining arm chairs. Back and seat cushions are soft and comfortable. Features sturdy wooden chair frame...
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1970s Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Cityscape Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Southampton, NJ
An original Paul Evans Cityscape cocktail table having 3/4” thick tempered glass top. In fabulous original condition. The chromed and brassed steel is clean and scratch free. The gla...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist Patchwork Metal Large Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist patchwork metal coffee table with slate top. Part of a large collection of Paul Evans items fresh from an estate. Reference: Paul Evans designer ...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Metal

Paul Evans Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Paul Evans Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paul Evans Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 33 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Paul Evans' original furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 19th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Karl Springer Furniture, Mastercraft Furniture and Charles Hollis Jones Furniture. Prices for Paul Evans furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $950 and tops out at $425,000, while pieces like these can sell for $11,800 on average.

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