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Paul Evans Furniture

Paul Evans (USA, 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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Signed Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
Retro Inferno
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Signed Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Chrome, Glass
This is the real thing. Signed brass, chrome and glass Paul Evans cityscape coffee table. All original. Original mitered edge glass has two flea bite chips. See photos for the signature...
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Satin Chrome and Wood Oval Dining Table by Paul Ev...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Wood
Striking extension dining table in a satin chrome and a sunburst design. The extension top features a striking sunburst design that is matched by the satin chrome insert in the leaf so ...
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Mid-Century Cityscape Table By Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Vintage-modern polished and matte chrome cube side table. Cityscape design by Paul Evans with patchwork design. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Pair of Signed Paul Evans Studio Crescent Moon Din...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals
Steel
A rare and spectacularly vivid pair of Paul Evans Studio dining table bases in the form of crescent moons. Signed and dated using his welded method of applying signature. These hand scu...
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Paul Evans Pyramid Cocktail or Coffee Table, PE 14...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass, Steel
Paul Evans cocktail table. Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA, 1973. Welded and enameled steel, bronze, glass. High colored welded cocktail table and signed {Paul Evans 73}.
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Paul Evans Cityscape End Tables
Almond Hartzog Gallery
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Paul Evans Cityscape End Tables
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
A pair of burled maple patchwork end tables by Paul Evans Studio for Directional, each with “An Original Paul Evans” medallion.
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Patchwork Burlwood and Smoke Glass Etagere by Paul...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Burl
Patchwork Burlwood Etagere by Paul Evans. The unit has notches along the inside of piece to insert the smoke glass shelves, circa 1970s. Dimensions: 48" W x 17" x 84" T.
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Set of Six Paul Evans for Directional Dining Chair...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Suede
Set of six suede Paul Evans dining chairs with chromed steel cantilevered base. Two armchairs. Four side chairs. By Directional. Side chairs are 19" W.
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Rare Cityscape Jewelry Dresser Box by Paul Evans f...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Brass, Chrome, Wood
Rare chrome and brass cityscape jewelry dresser box by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1975. This hard-to-find piece is in excellent condition with minor wear. Last image is shows thi...
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Rare "Zig-Zag" Coffee Table by Paul Evans, 1969
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Metal
Original Paul Evans "Zig-Zag" coffee table; hand-welded enameled metal base and beveled glass top.
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Paul Evans Argente Cabinet
The Exchange Int
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Paul Evans Argente Cabinet
Paul Evans, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Cabinets
Aluminum, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans Argente cabinet Paul Evans Studio for Directional USA, 1969 Two door welded aluminum, lacquered wood, welded steel 36.5 h x 12.75 d x 24.5 w inches Early Paul Evans studi...
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Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans Wall-Hanging C...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Rare and unique and large wall-hanging cabinet made in collaboration with Phil Powell and Paul Evans. The cabinet which was designed and built by Powell features four drawers, two slidi...
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Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Unit
Modern Drama
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Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Unit
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Chrome, Glass
Paul Evans designed wall unit. All chrome from the Cityscape line. Multiple glass shelves and a desk with drawer.
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Paul Evans Pewter, Brass and Copper Patchwork Cock...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Copper, Glass, Pewter
Brutalist Paul Evans for Directional cocktail table clad in nailed-on panels of patinated copper, brass and pewter arranged in a patchwork pattern. 3/4"-thick glass top is 41-3/4" squar...
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Paul Evans Modern Chess Set with Game Table and Lo...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables
Brass, Leather, Wood
This is a rare Paul Evans chess gaming set. It includes two side chairs which are 34" high, 20.5" wide, 26.5" deep. Seat height is 19". The table is 32" square and 29" high. Includes be...
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1970s Paul Evans Patchwork Mirror and Wall-Mounted...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Brutalist Console Tables
Bronze, Copper, Pewter, Slate
A beautiful 1970s Brutalist wall-mounted console and matching mirror by Paul Evans from his copper, bronze and Pewter Patchwork (Mixed Metal) series. The console is topped with beautif...
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Paul Evans Brutalist Coffee Table
Barbarella Home
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Paul Evans Brutalist Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron
Brutalist welded steel base, plate glass top table, signed Paul Evans.
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Paul Evans Forged Front Cabinet
The Exchange Int
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Paul Evans Forged Front Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Credenzas
Paul Evans cabinet. Paul Evans Studio, USA, 1964. Lacquered and gilt steel, wood, slate. Measures: 99 W x 22 D x 24 H inches. Early forge front cabinet from the Paul Evans Studio. Ex...
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Paul Evans Cityscape Long Dining Table
Assemblage Ltd.
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Paul Evans Cityscape Long Dining Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Metal, Wood
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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Paul Evans "Patchwork" Floating Console
Porter & Plunk
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Paul Evans "Patchwork" Floating Console
Directional, Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist Console Tables
Metal, Slate
Wall-mounted console fashioned of welded and patinated metals over wood frame. Original cleft slate top rests on raised wood frame. Slate has "Paul Evans" signed on underside in chalk. ...
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Paul Evans Burwood and Chrome Cityscape Cabinet, 1970s
Talisman
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Paul Evans Burwood and Chrome Cityscape Cabinet, 1...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Burl, Chrome
A Paul Evans designed Burwood and Chrome Cityscape Collection for Directional Four Door Waterfall Cabinet 1970s
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Brass Cityscape Collection Mirror by Paul Evans, 1...
Paul Evans
American Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
A Square Brass Cityscape Collection Mirror designed by Paul Evans 1980s signed
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Paul Evans Cityscape Bar Cabinet in Brass and Burl
The Aynhoe Park Collection
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Paul Evans Cityscape Bar Cabinet in Brass and Burl...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Hollywood Regency bar / drinks cabinet by Paul Evans circa 1970s, in laminate maple burl with brass clad 'Cityscape' design. Minor losses as pictured; Please note this item is in secon...
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Paul Evan Custom Patchwork Dining Table
Little Paris Antiques
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Paul Evan Custom Patchwork Dining Table
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Copper, Pewter
An amazing vintage Paul Evans custom patchwork dining table. It has two large 24" wide leaves. Table as configured with the two leaves installed measures 102" wide x 54" deep. Table can...
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Rare Sculpted Metal Cocktail Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A one-of-a-kind cocktail table by Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio. Bronze resin over sculpted metal, this piece has been authenticated as the only example of this design ever produced....
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Early Wall-Mounted Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Bronze, Steel, Wood
A magnificent example of Evan's artistry. This early wall mounted cabinet is torch-cut patinated steel with a polychromed interior with a gilt wood drawer with a bronze pull. Unsigned...
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Paul Evans Copper Patchwork Floating Wall Console ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Tables
Magnificent 5' long wall hanging floating console table designed by Paul Evans. Comprised of hand-hammered copper, brass and pewter metals with original thick slate top. Truly an iconic...
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Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table for Directional
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome
A Paul Evans dining table for directional. This configuration in the cityscape collection is among the most desirable. The measurement is for the base of the table. Designed and signed ...
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Paul Evans Bronze Resin Wall Mount Sculpture
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Wall-mounted Sculptures
Bronze
Classic Paul Evans sculpted Bronze resin over plywood Wall Relief. Fine example of Evans American Modern sculptural relief artwork
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Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
Pegboard Modern
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Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Steel, Wood
This spectacular shiny silver Paul Evans credenza can be mounted on the wall or used on a the floor for a low cabinet. Four doors conceal four adjustable shelves.
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Rare Paul Evans Mirrored Cabinet
20th Century Interiors
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Rare Paul Evans Mirrored Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
An exceptional Paul Evans mirrored stainless steel cabinet for Directional Furniture Company. The cabinet has gone through a full extensive restoration both inside and out. This is a th...
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Paul Evans "Patchwork" Table
Archive 20th Century
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Paul Evans "Patchwork" Table
Directional, Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist Side Tables
Slate, Brass, Copper, Pewter
Paul Evans "Patchwork" coffee table, side table or occasional table.
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Illuminated Cityscape Headboard by Paul Evans for ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Wood, Brass
A stunning brass headboard frame by Paul Evans studios for Directional, circa 1975. Part of cityscape series, this headboard frame features brass veneer patchwork with subtle contrastin...
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Paul Evans Cabinet Model PE 40A, Signed Paul Evans...
Directional, Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist Cabinets
Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans cabinet model PE 40A signed Paul Evans 72. Paul Evans Studio for Directional.
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Paul Evans Flip-Top Cityscape Bar Cabinet
Aaron Mapp
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Paul Evans Flip-Top Cityscape Bar Cabinet
Paul Evans, Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Dry Bars
Wood
Rare Paul Evans Studio burl wood and chrome flip-top cityscape bar cabinet on castors and finished on all sides.
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Paul Evans Cityscape Desk
Robert Massello Antiques
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Paul Evans Cityscape Desk
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Beautiful brass and steel cityscape desk by Paul Evans. Desk has two drawers. Piece is signed. Has some wear.
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Paul Evans Studio Dining Table
Aaron Mapp
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Paul Evans Studio Dining Table
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Dining Room Tables
Wood
Free-form grey lacquer and polished stainless steel extendable dining or center table by Paul Evans Studio. Table has a 20" Leaf that can extend the table to 95.5" in width. Reference...
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Bench by Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio
Wright Now
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Bench by Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Benches
Resin, Steel, Upholstery
Incised signature and date to base: [PE 70].
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Signed 1971 Paul Evans Sculptured Metal Wall Cabin...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Signed Paul Evans, 1971 Sculptured metal wall cabinet. Welded and enameled steel, wood, and slate.
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Paul Evans, Chrome Mirrored Bed and Desk, USA, circa 1980
Todd Merrill 20th Century
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Paul Evans, Chrome Mirrored Bed and Desk, USA, cir...
Paul Evans
Beds
Designed to float in the middle of a room, this bed with desk is an unusual and highly functional custom design. A large full-mirrored chromed steel king-size headboard is attached to a...
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Paul Evans Brass and Chrome Cityscape Floor Lamp
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Floor Lamps
Brass, Chrome
Sculptural floor lamp from Evans' blockbuster Cityscape line for Directional Furniture, model PE-4014. The square stem is supported by a V-shaped base and features a perpendicular neck ...
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Paul Evans, Pair of Welded Steel Custom Cubes, USA...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Side Tables
A unique pair of custom Paul Evans cubes on original, hidden casters from his series of welded steel works. Braised bronze details in the form of swirls, pinwheels and geometric planes ...
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Paul Evans, Bronze, Copper, Pewter Patchwork Cabin...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Cabinets
A unique blackened welded steel, patinated copper, bronze and pewter cabinet with double doors from Paul Evans' Aquetong Road studio. Featuring unusual curved bronze hardware, it has a ...
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Rare Cityscape Pedestal in Chrome Plate by Paul Ev...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals
Chrome, Metal
A rare multi-level, multi faceted pedestal from Paul Evans' "Cityscape" series C. 1970s. The Cityscape series was sold through the Directional showrooms, with each of the pieces being ...
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Burr and Chrome Extending Dining Table Designed by...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables
Burl, Chrome
A Burr and Chrome Extending Dining Table designed by Paul Evans for Directional's Cityscape Collection 1970s Extends to: 320.5cms
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Paul Evans Three-Cabinet Wall Unit
Gustavo Olivieri 20th Century - MIAMI
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Paul Evans Three-Cabinet Wall Unit
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Chrome, Lacquer
The center section opens to a TV cabinet with shelving for equipment above and below. The chrome and chocolate lacquer is stunning in this grouping. Lateral cabinets are for stemware a...
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Paul Evans, Bronze, Pewter and Copper Patchwork Fl...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Shelves
Bronze, Copper, Pewter, Slate
This beautiful wall-mounted shelf is made of patinated copper, bronze and pewter with a slate top. The warm autumnal color palette is indicative of much of Evans' studio work, inspired ...
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Paul Evans Sculptural Metal Wall Hung Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Slate, Steel, Wood
Signed Paul Evans sculptured metal cabinet Paul Evans Studio for Directional USA, 1967 welded and enameled steel, wood, slate 72 w x 22 d x 22.5 h inches Hand forged Paul Evans sculp...
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Sculpted Bronze Four Door Cabinet by Paul Evans, 1970s
Galerie L'Eclaireur
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Sculpted Bronze Four Door Cabinet by Paul Evans, 1...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Buffets
Bronze, Steel
Exceptional sculpted bronze four door cabinet, designed by Paul Evans. A stunning and unexpected brutalist style piece, with sculpted fronts, slate tops and sliding doors. Bronzed resi...
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Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans, 1970s
Galerie L'Eclaireur
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Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans, 1970s
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass
Brutalist style coffee table, handmade by Paul Evans. The table was made by building up a sculptural base using wood, cement and other materials and then dipping the ensuing constructio...
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Bronze Stalagmite Dining Table by Paul Evans, 1973
Galerie L'Eclaireur
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Bronze Stalagmite Dining Table by Paul Evans, 1973...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Glass
Stalagmites were the design inspiration for the base of this Paul Evans’ dining table, named after them. On the sculpted bronze serpentine stalagmite base rests a thick plate glass top,...
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Paul Evans Dining Table
Pegaso Gallery Design
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Paul Evans Dining Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Glass, Walnut
Enchanting Paul Evans dining table. This table can easily accommodate a larger glass top.
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Paul Evans "Cityscape" Bar
Worrell Smith Gallery
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Paul Evans "Cityscape" Bar
Paul Evans
20th Century American Dry Bars
Kidney shaped glass bar top with four stools, Paul Evans, for Directional, unsigned. Dimensions: H 43" x W 52" x D 22" bar, H 32" x diameter 18.5" stool. Dimensions: H 23" x W 12" x D...
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Rare Three-Door Deep Relief Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Credenzas
Welded polychrome steel with muted red, blue and green colors, patinated bronze and two slate tops. Three doors open to reveal two drawers and adjustable shelves. Impressed signature, P...
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Sculpted Front Cabinet by Paul Evans
Tishu Gallery
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Sculpted Front Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Slate, Steel
A stunning sculpted-front cabinet by Paul Evans, model PE 40A, made in 1974 in his studio for Directional. Constructed from welded steel on the front, patchwork metal sidings and slate ...
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Paul Evans Dining Table for Directional
The Exchange Int
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Paul Evans Dining Table for Directional
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Burl
Paul Evans dining table USA, 1970s. Olive ash burl. Signed with brass plaque. Dimensions: 29 1/2" x 96" x 44", expands with two leaves: 22", 44".
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Large Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Sputnik Modern
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Large Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
The largest of the patchwork tables with inset slate top. Designed by Paul Evans for Directional.
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Deep Relief Cabinet
Galerie Yves Gastou
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Deep Relief Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Slate, Steel
Sideboard with two doors, made for Directional. Signed and dated: "PE 67."
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Paul Evans Executive Desk
Modern Drama
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Paul Evans Executive Desk
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Walnut, Steel
Cityscape desk by Paul Evans. Walnut with brushed steel covered case.
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Paul Evans for Directional Credenza or Buffet
Pegaso Gallery Design
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Paul Evans for Directional Credenza or Buffet
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Burl, Leather, Steel
An amazing Paul Evans credenza or buffet. Made for Directional. Have four drawers and two center doors. Central section is covered in leather and has one interior shelf. Drawers have a ...
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