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Paul Evans Cabinets

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 Patchwork Copper Cabinet with Slate Top for Directional, c. 1967
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning copper clad cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional, produced in circa 1967. This incredible piece of design history is fabricated from patinated pieces of copper, brass, and ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans 'Faceted' Wall-Mounted Sideboard in Chrome and Burl
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Faceted' wall-mounted cabinet, chromed steel, olive ash burl, glass, United States, 1970s A beautiful wall-mounted sideboard by Paul Evans for Directi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Steel

Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Flip-Top Dry Bar Cabinet for Directional, circa 1967
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare patchwork copper flip topdry bar by Paul Evans was crafted in the mid-1960s by Directional. A collectors item and piece of design history, this stunning liquor cabinet was ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Vintage Patchwork Flip-Top Bar Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
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 Cabinets

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Brass, Bronze, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Pair of Bedside Cabinets in Tessellated Chrome, 1970s
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bedside cabinets in tessellated chrome by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape Collection, American, 1970s. These bedside tables are iconic Evans and very chic. Th...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Paul Evans Sideboard
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern cabinet by Paul Evans with burled wood front doors and polished chrome trim. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

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 Cabinets

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Mid Century Burl Wood Floating Display Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul Evans cityscape Mid Century burl wood floating display cabinet Measures: 24.5 wide x 13.75 deep x 48.25 inches high This price includes getting this piece in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Burl

Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet Designed in Metal
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional Paul Evans signed and dated 1972 handcrafted “Deep Relief” Brutalist sideboard/cabinet made of brushed polychrome steel, slate, and wood. This a truly unique and moder...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Sideboard Cabinet w Slate Top for Directional, 1967
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and rare copper clad sideboard cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional, produced in circa 1967. This incredible piece of design history is fabricated from patinated pieces of ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Model PE-40A Brutalist Patchwork Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist cabinet composed of poly-chromed, welded steel with inset slate top by Paul Evans for Directional. Signed. Model PE-40A.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Slate, Steel

Pair of Paul Evans Six-Door Steel Cityscape Cabinets, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A pair of chromium polished steel cabinets, with three pairs of doors each concealing shelved interiors on either side flanking a cupboard with a single steel decorated drawer split ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Steel

Paul Evans, Argente Wall Mounted Cabinet 'PE-39', USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This hanging cabinet (signed PE 1967) was acquired from a New York collector, along with a corresponding console, and represents the finest condition and preservation possible. Both ...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Aluminum

Paul Evans Early Wall-Mounted Torch Cut Metal Patchwork Cabinet, USA 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent example of Evan's artistry. This early wall-mounted cabinet is torch-cut patinated steel with a polychromed interior with a giltwood drawer with a bronze pull. Unsigned.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
A 1960s Paul Evans Studio for directional deep relief Brutalist credenza or bar cabinet with welded, patinated and polychromed steel doors in hues of red, gold, blue-green and bronze...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Slate, Steel, Steel, Steel

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 Cabinets

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Metal

Paul Evans Important "Sculpture Front Cabinet", 1979
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
"Sculpture Front Cabinet” in welded and patinated steel, color pigments, 24-karat gold leaf, painted wood with granite top by Paul Evans, American 1979. This piece comes with the ori...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Granite, Steel, Gold Leaf

Important Paul Evans Rare Sculptured Metal Disc Bar, 1969 'Signed and Dated'
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important wall-mounted sculptured metal disc bar model PE 122 in bronze composite with red wood interior with vinyl wrapped shelves by Paul Evans for Directional, 1969 (sign...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Metal, Bronze

Paul Evans Mid Century Burl Wood Floating Display Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul Evans Mid Century burl wood floating display cabinet. Measures: 24.5 wide x 13.75 deep x 48.25 high. Veneer Loss. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call Restored ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Wood

Paul Evans Wall-Mounted Deep Relief Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio, deep relief, wall-mounted sideboard model PE-19, welded and patinated steel, slate and darkened wood, United States, circa 1972 Paul Evans 'Deep Re...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Credenza for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern cabinet features the iconic patchwork design by Paul Evans. The cityscape burl wood and chrome design is sure to complement any setting. A versatile case...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Vintage Paul Evans Cityscape Bar Cart Pe 200 Series for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful signed Mid-Century Modern bar cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional. A wonderful patchwork design with a flip top and two cabinet doors below. Sleek case piece that looks g...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Paul Evans, Sculpture Front Wall-Mounted Cabinet, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Despite the accessible size and lively surface decoration, very few of this style cabinet were produced by the Paul Evans Studio. With the same welded steel frame in a radial diamond...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Steel

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 Cabinets

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Resin

Paul Evans, Argente Desk, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Signed “Paul Evans 67” this adaptable desk is composed of a Pennsylvania slate top resting on two checker patterned pedestals. Two rolling file cabinets can be positioned beneath the...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Slate, Aluminum

Midcentury Paul Evans Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous vintage modern Paul Evans credenza features spacious storage cabinets, three drawers, chrome top and sides, and burl wood doors. Signature is located on the inside foot unde...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Burl

Sculpted and Patinated Bronze Cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Sculpted and patinated bronze cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional with typical inset slate top Signed: "PE 74".   
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Bronze

Rare American Modern Steel Front and Vermont Slate 2 Door Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Hollywood, FL
A beautiful 2 door cabinet manufactured by Paul evens and signed 1969. The two textured and dimensional doors have a Brutalist treatment with very subtle coloration in greens, reds a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare sculpture front cabinet. Welded torch-cut patinated steel, color pigments and 24-karat gold leaf. Bright original color with original slate top and original welded metal base. ...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Metal

Paul Evans, Argente Wall Cabinet, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans’ technically intensive Argente Series, which was produced from 1967 through the 1972, was an experimental process using 1/8 inch thick aluminum sheets. Blackened with ink,...
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2010s American Paul Evans Cabinets

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Aluminum

Custom Paul Evans Custom Brick Hinge Console, 1972
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful special order Paul Evans console with chrome finish and blue lacquer. Fully restored, in beautiful condition. Has signature. Made 1970s. We can change the color if desired.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Important Welded Polychrome and Gilt Steel Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Important welded polychrome and gilt steel cabinet by Paul Evans, inset with slate top. Welded signature.    
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Steel

Midcentury Paul Evans Brutalist Sideboard for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An iconic vintage modern design by Paul Evans with an elaborate chrome patchwork design. This stylish case piece boasts a spacious black interior hidden behind four cabinet doors. A ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Style Mid-Century Modern Bar
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Paul Evans Cityscape bar features a polished chrome and brass exterior accompanied by a beautiful slate top and two large storage compartments. Please confirm item location (NY ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Slate, Brass, Chrome

1973 Paul Evans Floating Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
A stunning Paul Evans cabinet or credenza adorned in figural burl veneer and mirrored chrome tiles at the back. The cabinet is lifted from the ground on a well proportioned platform ...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

American Modern Burl Walnut and Chrome Two-Door Cabinet, Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Hollywood, FL
Part of the cityscape series.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Hung Cabinets Set of Three
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early set of three cabinets with finished interiors. All shelves and mounting cleats are present. Signed Paul Evans.  
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Console in Burl Wood and Chrome
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
1975 Paul Evans Cityscape console in burl wood and chrome. Beautiful console featured in Paul Evans book.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Cabinets

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Chrome

Stylish Patchwork Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Stylish two door cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional , the top fitted with an inset slate stone , the case executed in a typical nailed patchwork of patinated copper, brass and pe...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Rare and Early Walnut Wall Hanging Cabinet by Paul Evans and Phillip Powell
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early wall hanging walnut cabinet crafted in collaboration between Paul Evans (1931 - 1987) and Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919 - 2008) when they shared a studio and showroom in New Ho...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Metal

Paul Evans Custom Cabinet or Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A great early form, consisting of patinated copper, bronze and pewter. Original red painted interior.
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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Bronze, Copper, Pewter

Sculpted Front credenza sideboard by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning sculpted-front credenza cabinet by Paul Evans, model PE 40A, made in 1974 in his studio for Directional. Constructed from welded steel on the front, patchwork metal siding...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Cabinets

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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 Cabinets

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Chrome, Steel