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Paul Evans Decorative Objects

Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)
Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)

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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Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans tray, cityscape, brass and chrome. Small to medium scale tabletop accessory from Evan's Cityscape series for Directional Inc. Minor wear and light scratches to the patchwo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Steel

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 Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Coffee Table, Signed and Dated 1972
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans 'Stalagmite' Model PE-128 coffee table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic Stalagmite cocktail table is comprised...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Steel, Bronze

Paul Evans PE-11 Angle Cocktail Table in Oxidized Steel and Bronze, c. 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans model PE-11 Angle Cocktail table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic zig-zag shaped cocktail table is comprised o...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans PE-13 Double-Pyramid Cocktail Table in Steel, Pewter & Bronze c. 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans model PE-13 Double-Pyramid Cocktail table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic bow-tie shaped cocktail table is co...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Steel, Bronze, Pewter

Paul Evans, Sculpted Bronze Planter, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
American furniture designer, sculptor, and artist Paul Evans, is one of the most recognizable and versatile figures in the American Craft Movement of the post-war period, and arguabl...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Sculpture by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Important sculpture by Paul Evans, in welded and color enameled steel, New Hope, USA, 1965. Letter of Authenticity from Dorsey Reading and Provenance available on request.
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Steel

Paul Evans Patchwork Box
By Paul Evans
Located in San Diego, CA
Paul Evans patchwork hinged box with incredible Patina. A great example of Paul Evans hand tooled patchwork series, this box was originally a humidor but you can use for whatever you...
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20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Metal

Paul Evans Sculpture
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
An early tabletop sculpture by Paul Evans. This work shows Evans experimentation with surface texture and finish. These same finishes were carried over to his studio furniture. Looki...
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1960s Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Metal

Paul Evans & Phillip Lloyd Powell, Very Rare, Walnut and Pewter Bottle
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very rare bottle. Only 5 were made because it was very difficult to make. This one was a gift to one of our clients.
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Pewter

Paul Evans Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Table, Signed and Dated 1970
By 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 Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Humidor Box, Argente Patchwork, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans Humidor Box, Argente Patchwork, Signed. Hinged hand tooled mixed metal humidor box with dark pewter argente patchwork finish. We purchased this humidor along with an squar...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Brass

Paul Evans & Phillip Lloyd Powell Handcrafted Steel, Brass & Wood Brutalist Bell
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Early collaborative Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell torch cut metal Hand held Bell. Featuring a hand worked rectangular Iron bell form, circular Brass details with stacked Walnut...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Brass, Steel

Very Rare and Early Cast Bronze Enamel Tray by Paul Evans Studio, New Hope 1956
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Very Rare and Early Cast Bronze Enamel Tray by Paul Evans Studio, New Hope 1956. The only other example of this piece we have seen is documented in the Paul Evans book. Very good vin...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Paul Evans Welded Steel 1967 Brutalist Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Buffalo, NY
Paul Evans welded steel 1967 Brutalist cocktail table. Wonderful patina, class Evans design, retains original glass. Heavy base can hold much larger glass top.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Resin Brutalist Wall Sculpture, Circa 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul Evans handcrafted Bronze Resin Hanging Wall Mount Relief abstract Artwork. Featuring hand sculpted three dimensional geometric shapes in varying depths of Bronze resin atop a ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Rare Set of Signed Paul Evans Desk Accessories Lighter Mid-century Modern
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Rare set of signed Paul Evans desk accessories including a lighter and paperclip holder. Both are clad in a mixed metal patchwork design indicative of Paul Evans work.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

Two Paul Evans Cityscape Desk Accessories Mid-century Modern
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Paul Evans Cityscape cube paperweight and paperclip holder. Show how big of a mid-century modern fan you are with these wonderful cubes sitting on your desk. For the perso...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Decorative Objects

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Metal, Chrome, Brass

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Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell Table Lamp, Walnut and Pewter
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Rare Cityscape Jewelry Dresser Box by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1975
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Located in New York, NY
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Handsome Signed Paul Evans Brutalist Candlestick Holder Mid-Century Modern
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Located in Pemberton, NJ
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A Set of Five Welded-Steel Candlesticks by Paul Evans Studio, USA, ca. 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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Paul Evans City Scape Letter Tray
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
"CityScape" model letter tray, designed by Paul Evans, circa 1960s. Great desk accessory or gift!
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H 12 in. W 12 in. D 16 in.
Paul Evans Hanukkah Menorah for Raymor, 1955
By Paul Evans
Located in Downingtown, PA
Paul Evans Hanukkah Menorah, For Raymor, 1955. The menorah is made from walnut with brass candleholders. Paul Evan's menorahs were never marked. The entry in the Raymor cata...
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Paul Evans Cityscape Catch All Container Planter Box- Brass Steel Mirror 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in National City, CA
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Brutalist Ice Bucket by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Brutalist ice bucket by Paul Evans.
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  • Brutalist Ice Bucket by Paul Evans
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H 11.25 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Rare Paul Evans for Raymor, Black Walnut and Brass Menorah, 1955
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Black walnut and brass menorah designed by Paul Evans for Raymor in 1955 and produced until 1959. This design has been confirmed by Evans' studio assistant, Dorsey Reading, and is do...
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