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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Phillip Lloyd Powell/Paul Evans Carved Walnut Wall...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Felt, Giltwood, Steel, Walnut
Chip carved walnut bar cabinet by Phillip Lloyd Powell, USA, circa 1962. New Hope, PA Studio. Measure: 16.5 x 53 x 15 inches. 41.9 x 134.6 x 38 cm. Paul Evans hardware, walnu...
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Paul Evans, Unique Studio Steel Disc Bar, USA, 196...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Steel
This powerful wall-mounted sculpture and bar is the first ever Disc Bar created by Paul Evans. Signed and dated 1968, it is the very piece that inspired his Disc Bar series for Directio...
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Fabulous Paul Evans Metal Patchwork Coffee Table w...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
Very handsome Paul Evans patchwork metal coffee table. The top has a textured piece of heavy slate in wonderful vintage condition. The base is a variety of metals patchworked together t...
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Paul Evans Coffee Table
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Paul Evans Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
From Paul Evans studio comes this torch cut and patinated steel coffee table with original hand-hewn slate top. A rarely seen design from Evan's New Hope studio production.
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Paul Evans Sculpture Front Wall Cabinet
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Sculpture Front Wall Cabinet
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel
Paul Evans "sculpture front" wall cabinet with welded signature Paul Evans 64 and Dorsey Reading's fabrication mark. Lacquered and gilt steel. Executed by Paul Evans Studio, New Hope, P...
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Rare and Exceptional Large Studio Coffee Table by ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rare and exceptional large studio coffee table, hand-welded and colored and also with bronze resin, by Paul Evans, American, 1971 (signed "Paul Evans 71"). This is a wonderful example o...
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Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Dining Table ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Rare Paul Evans for Directional "Cityscape" dining table/executive desk with patchwork style polished brass and chrome pedestals under glass top. Signed.
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Paul Evans Studio Hanging Light, USA, circa 1969
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze, Metal
Paul Evans Studio Hanging light, USA, circa 1969. Welded and torch cut steel, Studio produced custom and probably unique, four large bulbs can equal 600 watts or more. Signed and date...
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Paul Evans for Directional Faceted Credenza, circa...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Lacquer, Sheet Metal
Paul Evans for Directional faceted credenza, circa 1970s. Yellow lacquer top with a few spots. Rare piece in original condition.
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Custom Pierced-Front Wall-Hanging Cabinet by Paul ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel, Ivory, Paint
A custom Paul Evans studio pierced-front bi fold two-door cabinet with provenance from the original owner, purchased from the Evans studio in the early 1960s in New Hope, PA. Pierced...
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Paul Evans "Argente" Custom King Bed, Usa, circa 1968
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Paul Evans "Argente" Custom King Bed, Usa, circa 1...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Beds
This rare king-sized canopy bed, nearly 8 feet (or 2.3 m) tall, is a paragon of Paul Evan’s Argente series and is the only one of its kind. It uniquely showcases the Argente motif with ...
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Rare Paul Evans Upright Forge Front 80" Cabinet, 1...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Paint, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. Upright forge front cabinet. One of one. No other exists. Paul Evans studio, USA, circa 1969. 80 H x 45 W x 25 D inches. Two doors conceal storage. Welded and...
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Paul Evans Forge Front Wall Hung Cabinet, 1973
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Cabinets
Brass, Copper, Gold Leaf, Metal, Paint, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans wall hung cabinet. Paul Evan Studio. Brass, copper, steel, paint, gold leaf elements, USA, circa 1973. Measures: 182 x 60 x 62.2 cm. Signed and dated [Paul Evans...
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Early Paul Evans Forged Front Cabinet, 1964
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Early Paul Evans Forged Front Cabinet, 1964
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Credenzas
Bronze, Gold Leaf, Metal, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans Studio Forge Front cabinet, Published and exhibited example. USA, 1964. Lacquered and gilt steel, wood, slate. Measures: 99 W x 22 D x 24 H inches. Early forge front...
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Side Table by Paul Evans
Archive 20th Century
Side Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist Side Tables
Brass, Slate, Steel
Side table by Paul Evans.
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Paul Evans Patchwork Cityscape Wall Hanging Mirror...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Paul Evans patchwork cityscape wall hanging mirror. Can change back hanger and can hang vertical or horizontal.
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Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table, 1960s
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Slate, Steel
Paul Evans. Coffee table. Paul Evans Studio, USA, late 1960s. Steel, slate. Measures: 40 D x 16.5 H in, 101.6 D x 41.9 H cm.
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Round Slate-Top Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Bronze, Slate, Steel
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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Paul Evans Studio Cabinet, Model PE 40A
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. cabinet, model PE 40A. Paul Evans studio for Directional, USA, 1972. Welded and patinated steel, slate. Measure: 72 W x 23 D x 31 H inches.
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Early Paul Evans Studio Cabinet, circa 1963
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Felt, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. Wall mounted cabinet. New Hope, PA, circa 1963. Welded steel, slate, wood, felt. Four bi-fold doors, single slate top, two removable/adjustable interior shelves. ...
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Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Pewter, Slate, Steel, Wood, Brass, Bronze, Copper
Brutalist patchwork coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970, is clad in nailed-on panels of patinated copper, brass and pewter with an inset top of thick, natural cleft s...
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Pair of Chrome Cityscape Armchairs by Paul Evans f...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Upholstery, Wood
Pair of Cityscape armchairs (model PE-241) with chrome patchwork bases by Paul Evans for Directional, ca. 1970s.
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Paul Evans "Cityscape" Sideboard for Directional i...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Brass, Chrome, Wood
Beautiful sideboard or credenza designed by Paul Evans as part of his "Cityscape" series and manufactured for Directional. The piece is made of wood embossed in brass and chrome shee...
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Burl Wood Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
Tishu Gallery
Burl Wood Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Side Tables
Wood, Burl
Fantastic cube cityscape side table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. Made of patchwork of burl wood with dramatic grains, in contrast with high glossy black lacquered top and...
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Paul Evans for Directional Set of Eight Dining Cha...
Paul Evans
North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of eight burnt orange on chrome leg chairs by Paul Evans for Directional. Chrome and foam/cushions are in good condition but would benefit from being reupholstered. The dimensions a...
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Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
Classic Modern Design
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Paul Evans cityscape king-size bed headboard.
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Paul Evans Brass "Cityscape" Coffee Table, Signed
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood
A vintage brass coffee and cocktail table (base only), produced by Paul Evans in the 1970s in his iconic 'cityscape' style. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina, ...
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Paul Evans, Welded Steel Deep Relief Console, USA,...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Credenzas
An outstanding example of an Evans' welded steel sculptural designs, this unique console is rendered in a polychrome steel, patinated bronze, cleft slates, and wood. Exquisite jewel-ton...
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Large Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Large sculpted bronze coffee table by Paul Evans. Base is signed and dated 1973.
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Rare Paul Evans Bronzed Resin and Aluminum Planter...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Planters and Jardinieres
Resin, Steel, Wood
An unusual design incorporating bronzed resin and individually Sgraffito aluminum panels. Signed PE "71" on the base
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Paul Evans, Cylindrical Console, USA, circa 1980
Paul Evans
Credenzas
A fantastic brass-plated steel undulating console designed by Paul Evans in the 1980s, this is one of the rare cylindrical examples from that era and is a final visual iteration of the ...
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Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets, PE-40A & PE-3...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Brass, Gold Leaf, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. Signed horizontal cabinet on plinth base with wall-hung cabinet. Single estate ownership. USA, circa 1972. Measures: 22 D x 72 W x 31 H in. 13.25 D x 24 W x 37 H i...
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Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console w...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Modern Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors
Chrome, Mirror
A Paul Evans cityscape wall-mounted console and mirror with chrome panels or patchwork, circa 1970. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  
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Signed Paul Evans Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Shelves
Chrome, Glass
Two wall brackets with cityscape chrome-plated steel patchwork cladding support a single 1/2-inch-thick glass shelf. A new shelf can easily be made to create a longer or shorter length....
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Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Lounge Chairs
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Bronze, Mohair
Rare lounge chairs by Paul Evans, circa 1968. Sculpted bronze frames with new mohair upholstery.
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Paul Evans Brass Étagère Bookcase
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Brass Étagère Bookcase
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Brass, Glass
Brass clad étagère by Paul Evans. Brass is in excellent condition with smoked glass shelves. Signed "Paul Evans."
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Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass and chrome patchwork coffee table. Designed by Paul Evans for his Cityscape line.
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Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Shelves
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Shelves
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Brass, Chrome
Paul Evans designed wall shelves for his Cityscape line. Set of six wall brackets. Glass not included, as this can be cut to any desired size.
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Mid-Century Slate Top Patchwork Metal Coffee Table...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
This stunning Mid-Century table uses a combination of patchwork hammered metal to create a stunning effect. Vintage slate top wonderfully compliments the piece, while low profile caster...
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Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Tishu Gallery
Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Wood, Bronze
A fantastic sculpted bronze coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1973, signed and dated. The table belongs to the sculpted bronze series, one of the most desirable series b...
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Brass Cityscape Coffee Table Paul Evans
Tishu Gallery
Brass Cityscape Coffee Table Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Wood
Signature cityscape series coffee table by Paul Evans. Two asymmetrical brass and plated bases support a thick glass top. Signed as original Paul Evans. The two bases currently support ...
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Wall-Mounted Paul Evans Chrome "Cityscape" Cabinet
Full Circle Modern
Wall-Mounted Paul Evans Chrome "Cityscape" Cabinet...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Chrome
All-chrome Paul Evans for Directional "Cityscape" credenza with two bi-folding doors. Mounts to the wall with a cleat. A versatile piece of Cityscape in very nice condition. Etched sign...
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Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell Pepper Mill an...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Tableware
Pewter, Walnut
Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell. Pepper mill & Shaker (2). Designer's Inc. USA, 1957. Walnut, pewter. Large pepper mill, salt and pepper shaker.
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Paul Evans Studio Tables, Model PE 28, 1970s
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Paul Evans Studio Tables, Model PE 28, 1970s
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Gold Leaf, Metal, Slate, Wood
Paul Evans. Studio tables (pair). Paul Evans studio, USA, 1970s. Steel, slate, gold leaf, paint. Measure: 19.5 x 17.5 x 17.5 inches. Underside of slate signed "PE 28 or 29."...
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Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table with Glass Top, ...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century North American Modern Tables
Chrome
A Paul Evans Cityscape coffee table with tiled chrome panels and glass top with rounded edges, circa 1970s. Base: 30 x 30". Glass: 36 x 36". Height without glass: 14".
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Paul Evans, Set of Eight Patchwork Dining Chairs, ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Chairs
This original set of eight three-leg "Patchwork" dining chairs by Paul Evans includes two armchairs and six side chairs. They are made of blackened welded steel, patinated copper, bronz...
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Shelving Unit by Paul Evans & Phillip Lloyd Powell...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Giltwood, Steel, Walnut
Patinated steel uprights with welded decoration, supporting solid walnut shelves with an inset slate counter and gilded storage area. Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008). OUR REFERENC...
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Mid-Century Modern "American Cityscape" Stainless ...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Stainless Steel
This "American Cityscape" stainless cube table was designed by iconic furniture designer Paul Evans for Directional Furniture Company in the 1970s. Note: The piece is signed "An Orig...
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Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Pedestal
NYC Modern
Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Pedestal
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Modern Pedestals
Chrome
A chrome Cityscape pedestal by Paul Evans, circa 1970.
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Paul Evans "Cityscape" Sideboard, Prototype of the...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Sideboards
Brass
Cabinet made of five parts, with a brass marquetry, made for Directional.
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Paul Evans Welded and Enamel Steel Four Door Cabinet, 1968
Talisman
Paul Evans Welded and Enamel Steel Four Door Cabin...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Cabinets
A Paul Evans welded and enamel steel four door cabinet with inset slate top signed and dated Paul Evans 1968 signature and date welded to underside of far right hand door.
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Paul Evans Dining Table
Pierre Anthony Galleries
Paul Evans Dining Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Metal
PE-24 series dining table by Paul Evans. Featuring two pedestals and rectangular glass top. Featured at the LA Modernism Show. On display at Entrepot, Miami.
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Paul Evans Mixed-Metal Patchwork Coffee Table with...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Slate, Wood
This vintage coffee table by designer Paul Evans, produced circa 1970s, comes with a slate top, over a very lengthy, Brutalist style frame with mixed-metal patchwork. This piece is in g...
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Paul Evans Stalagmite Coffee Table
Marie Battaglini Gallery New York
Paul Evans Stalagmite Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Signed circular coffee table made of bonze over steel with glass top. Reference Paul Evans designer and sculptor Jeffrey Head page 90.
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Paul Evans "U" Shaped Etagere
Grinard Collection Atlanta
Paul Evans "U" Shaped Etagere
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Brass, Glass
Paul Evans "U" shaped etagere "Cityscape" by Directional. Signed in script "An original Paul Evans." Tall and sleek, with five inset smoked glass shelves.   
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Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Dining Room Table
Philadelphia Estate Antiques Gallery
Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Dining Room T...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Wood
Burlwood sunburst pattern veneer with a brass inset center pattern and base. Includes 1.20 inch leaf. Regular measurements below. 25.5 inches to bottom of skirt. 92.5 inches with leaf i...
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Paul Evans 1970 Signed PE-20 Cube End Side Table S...
Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist End Tables
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Metal, Steel
Amazing Paul Evans, for Directional, 1970 PE-20 side end table. Signed PE 70 (pictured). Steel welded sculpted patchwork end side table with slate top. Paul Evans, PE, Paul Evans Studi...
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 Directional Custom Lighted Cabinet
Philadelphia Estate Antiques Gallery
Directional Custom Lighted Cabinet
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Glass, Wood
Custom burlwood patchwork veneer exterior with brass trim, top and base. Adjustable glass shelves in the end cabinets. Adjustable wood shelves in the interior. Two interior drawers (one...
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Monumental Signed Paul Evans Architectural Sculptu...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Glass
This amazing, dramatic and fantastic large architectural cityscape dining table is signed Paul Evans in script; as shown on the photos. It is called the four section original Paul Evans...
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Brutalist Patchwork Console Table and Mirror by Pa...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Metal, Mirror, Slate, Wood
"Brutalist" patchwork console table and mirror designed by Paul Evans Studio and manufacturer by Directional. Made of sheets of metal (copper, steel, brass and pewter) on wood with a sl...
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