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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Mid-Century Modern Seven-Piece Signed Paul Evans S...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Sectional Sofas
Amazing super rare seven-piece sectional sofa by Paul Evans. Unusual large random tubular tufted sections give this huge sofa a fabulous modern overall look. Upholstered in the 1st vers...
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Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Morristown Modern
Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Fantastic patchwork of patinated copper, pewter and brass coffee table by Paul Evans. The glass top 41" square with 3/4" thick beveled edged.
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Cityscape Cabinet in Chrome and Brass by Paul Evan...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Cabinets
Imposing chrome and brass Cityscape chest, cabinet or credenza designed by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture circa 1975. Center barn doors conceal shelf, flanked on either side by ei...
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Paul Evans Wall Relief
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Paul Evans Wall Relief
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art
Evans Studio bronze sculpted abstract wall sculpture. French cleats on backside for stability.  
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Classic Paul Evans Burl Patchwork Cityscape Parson...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Paul Evans patchwork blonde burl Parsons, end, occasional or coffee table. Overall excellent original condition, clean and ready to use. Bears original chrome "An Original Paul Evans" l...
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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 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 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 "Zig Zag" Coffee Table
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Paul Evans "Zig Zag" Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Enamel, Metal
Early hand welded enameled base with colorful abstract designs. Signed and dated '66. With rectangular glass top.
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Paul Evans Burlwood Coffee Table
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Burlwood Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Burl
burl wood coffee table by Paul Evans.
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Cityscape Cabinet by Paul Evans
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Cityscape Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Burl
Cityscape cabinet by Paul Evans. Brass and burl wood. This piece is signed.
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Paul Evans "Cityscape" Mirror Console
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Paul Evans "Cityscape" Mirror Console
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors
Designed by Paul Evans for Directional furniture co. Brass and burl wood patch work design mirror with floating single drawer console, excellent original condition. Both pieces signed...
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Paul Evans Studio for Directional Faceted Cabinet,...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Cabinets
Brass, Burl, Fiberglass
One of the largest examples from the Paul Evans Cityscape II Faceted series. Custom ordered, one owner, near mint, original condition, this Paul Evans Faceted cabinet features two bi-fo...
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Paul Evans Studio for Directional Cityscape Round ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Burl, Glass
Large round glass top cityscape coffee table in maple burl and brass. One of the finest examples in this series. In excellent original condition.
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Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul Evans
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Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A brass and walnut coffee table. Stunning from every angle. New glass will be customized to client's specs.
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Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Head Board
Again & Again
Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Head Board
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Beds
Brass
Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Head Board. Queen size bed fits between each column. There are compartments on both columns for storage as well as a front pull out drawers. Unit is wired for...
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Large Coffee Table by Paul Evans
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Large Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rare and exceptional coffee table model No. 131 with base in sculpted bronze resin with original thick glass top by Paul Evans, American, 1970. Signed “PE 70.”    
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Paul Evans Custom Patchwork Dining Table
Little Paris Antiques
Paul Evans 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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Fabulous Chrome and Burl Cityscape Lamps by Paul E...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Burl, Chrome
Fabulous Chrome and Burl Cityscape Brutalist Lamps by Paul Evans for Directional, 1970s. Lamps are in good vintage condition with normal wear less one corner that has been dented. We...
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Chrome Cityscape Mirror by Paul Evans for Directio...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Chrome
Chrome cityscape mirror by Paul Evans, Signed circa 1970. We offer free delivery to NYC and Philadelphia area. Delivery to DC, MD, CT and MA are available if schedule permits please ...
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Cityscape Credenza in Brass and Chrome by Paul Eva...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Credenzas
Brass, Steel
Paul Evans brass and chrome patchwork cabinet./sideboard Cityscape collection for Directional, circa 1975. Very good vintage condition.
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Unique Mid-Century Sculptural Metal Wall Cabinet b...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
This unique Mid-Century wall cabinet features an artistic 1970s mixture of patinated welded steel and brass make this an exquisite addition to any decor. Wonderful style and quality con...
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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 Dining Table, Model PE 21On Hold
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Paul Evans Dining Table, Model PE 21
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Dining Room Tables
Steel, Brass, Glass, Gold Leaf
Paul Evans Studio. Dining table. Signed and dated, USA, circa 1972. Welded and patinated steel, brass, glass. Measure: 96 W x 48 D x 29.25 H inches. 243.84 W x 121.9 D x 74.2...
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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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Paul Evans Chrome Brutalist Cityscape Table Lamp
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Brutalist Table Lamps
Metal
Paul Evans "Cityscape" lamp in all chrome patchwork metal.
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Paul Evans Custom Looped-Front Cabinet
Johnson Trading Gallery
Paul Evans Custom Looped-Front Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Cabinets
Custom looped-front cabinet by Paul Evans, 1960s.
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Paul Evans Pair of Wall-Mounting Nightstands
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Night Stands
Copper, Wood
Pair of wall-mounting nightstands by Paul Evans, 1960s.
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American Modern Burled Walnut and Pewter Cityscape...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
The body overall with burled walnut patchwork, with two drawer compartments flanked by two central pencil drawers the legs and base all in pewter patchwork, signed Paul Evans, 1972.
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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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Paul Evans "Butterfly" Coffee Table, circa 1965
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Metal
Reference (similar form): Paul Evans Designer & Sculptor, Jeffrey Head, pg. 78. Materials: Polychromed and patinated steel and bronze, glass.
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Paul Evans Sculpted Front Cabinet
Johnson Trading Gallery
Paul Evans Sculpted Front Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Cabinets
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Slate, Steel, Wood
Welded, torch-cut and polychromed steel, bronze and slate top front cabinet by Paul Evans, 1968, welded signature under door (Paul Evans 68 D.R.).
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Rare Custom Faceted Console Table by Paul Evans fo...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Brass, Chrome, Steel
A fantastic console table in the rare faceted Cityscape form, originally ordered directly from The Directional Showroom in the Merchandise Mart Chicago and studio made by Paul Evans. Co...
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Paul Evans Rare Oversize Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table
Pegboard Modern
Paul Evans Rare Oversize Sculpted Bronze Coffee Ta...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Composition, Wood
This exceptional coffee table by Paul Evans was a custom order and is the largest we've ever seen of his sculpted bronze series. The architectural base, an arrangement of heavily textur...
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Paul Evans Unique Sculpted Bronze Chair
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal, Upholstery
Rare Paul Evans sculpted bronze chair. Unique form not seen before.
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Paul Evans Cityscape Table
Galerie Secula
Paul Evans Cityscape Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables
Steel, Burl, Elm
A large patchwork of clear burl elm on the top. Legs in gold and silver steel. Signature plate Paul Evans.
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Paul Evans Patchwork Cityscape Wall Console for Di...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
This floating wall console by Mid-Century designer Paul Evans makes a beautiful addition to any room. Perfect for entryway, vanity use, or display shelving this mixed metal patchwork ta...
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Paul Evans Dining TableOn Hold
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Paul Evans Dining Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Paul Evans design dining table for Directional. Excellent original condition glass top and base, signed.
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Paul Evans 400 Cabinet
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Paul Evans 400 Cabinet
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Credenzas
Burl
Paul Evans. Cabinet. Paul Evans Studio for Directional. USA, circa 1970. Olive burl, gel coat fiberglass. Measures: 94.5 W x 21.25 D x 32.5 H inches.
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Paul Evans Studio Tables, PE 28
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Paul Evans Studio Tables, PE 28
Paul Evans
20th Century American American Craftsman Tables
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 Brutalist Studio Cocktail Table Signed ...
Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Cut Steel, Glass
A welded studio coffee table created by renowned artist Paul Evans in New Hope PA. This piece is one of his less common designs with a welded signature PE69. Works well with: Harry ...
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Outstanding Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table, USA, 1...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper, Glass
A sculptural hand-hammered verdigris copper coffee table with the original 3/4 in glass.  
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Rare Paul Evans Studio Entryway Table or Small Din...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Slate, Steel
Rare Paul Evans studio slate top table with brass and steel base, perfect with two armchairs or entryway piece, 27" high x 28" D.
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Paul Evans Brutalist "Stalagmite" Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass, Steel
Brutalist "Stalagmite" coffee table in bronze over steel with glass top by Paul Evans studio, signed PE70.
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Exceptional Sculpted Bronze Dining Table by Paul E...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Resin, Wood
Substantial Brutalist dining table base by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1977. Iconic "sculpted bronze" series, with handcrafted surface texture and abstract blocking design that is...
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Rare Shelving Unit Studio Piece by Paul Evans & Ph...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Metal, Slate, Wood
Rare studio piece by Paul Evans & Phillip Lloyd Powell shelving unit or bookcase. Patinated steel uprights with welded decoration, supporting solid walnut shelves with an inset slate co...
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Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table for Directional
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Elm
Paul Evans cityscape dining table for Directional. The table seats eight without leaves (30” h x 48-1/8” d x 96” l), and 12 with the two perfectly matching 15" leaves inserted, which e...
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Dining Table by Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio f...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Dining Room Tables
Steel, Glass
Welded signature to base: [PE 67]. Literature: Directional, manufacturer's catalog, unpaginated.
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Paul Evans "Butterfly" Coffee Table, Circa 1965
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Metal
Reference (similar form): Paul Evans Designer & Sculptor, Jeffrey Head, pg. 78.  Materials: Polychrome and patinated steel and bronze, glass.
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Cityscape Coffee Table by. Paul Evans
Morristown Modern
Cityscape Coffee Table by. Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood
Beautiful cityscape coffee table in brass by Paul Evans.
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Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console by Paul Evans
The Gallery
Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console by Paul Evans
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Aluminum, Brass, Wood
"Cityscape" console by Paul Evans Studio manufactured by Directional, circa 1975. Signed on the brass.
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Handsome Signed Paul Evans Brutalist Candlestick H...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Candle Holders
Brass
Handsome signed Paul Evans Brutalist candlestick. Takes a large base candle-perfect gift for the person who has everything! Please check out our huge selection of Paul Evans desk access...
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Paul Evans Argente Cabinet
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Paul Evans Argente Cabinet
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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 Eva...
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Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets
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Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. Signed horizontal cabinet 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 in. Welded st...
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Important Paul Evans Sculpture
CONVERSO
Important Paul Evans Sculpture
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Resin
Evans Studio rare bronze resin sculpture. This sculpture executed in 1965 before the resin furniture line was introduced, when the studio was experimenting with resin applied materials...
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Paul Evans "Stalagmite" Dining Table, Circa 1970
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Paul Evans "Stalagmite" Dining Table, Circa 1970
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Steel
Brutalist dining table by Paul Evans, Paul Evans Studio for Directional. Table is signed.  Dimensions: 28.5" H, 50" W, 34" D base, 72" W, 40" D glass.
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Paul Evans Cityscape Cabinet Bar
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Paul Evans Cityscape Cabinet Bar
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Metal
Cabinet bar in chrome and brass patchwork. Cityscape series. Designed by Paul Evans for Directional. c 1970. USA
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Paul Evans Wall Resin Console
CONVERSO
Paul Evans Wall Resin Console
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Console Tables
Glass, Resin
Paul Evans studio wall console, bronze resin covered metal. Wall brackets can be moved for site specific application.  
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Paul Evans 'Cityscape' Wall Unit
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Paul Evans 'Cityscape' Wall Unit
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Brass, Chrome, Smoked Glass, Wood
Paul Evans 'Cityscape' wall unit. Striking wall unit made of brass and chrome from the 'cityscape' collection. Equipped with multiple colored glass shelves and a desk with drawer. ...
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Large Paul Evans Patchwork Coffee Table, Circa 196...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Slate
Patchwork Brutalist cocktail table by Paul Evans. Reference: Paul Evans Designer & Sculptor, Jeffrey Head, pg. 68.
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