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Paul Evans Credenzas

American, 1931-1987
American, 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 — a milestone in the history of brutalist design — 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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Creator: Paul Evans
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Brutalist Sideboard, USA, 1969
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans Brutalist sculpted bronze cabinet Sculpted-bronze series cabinet, Exceptional abstract forms, solid volumes and powerful brutal shapes, Two bi-fold doors concealing s...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Cabinet in Chrome and Burl Patchwork
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Highland, IN
This stunning credenza by Paul Evans studio for Directional is from Evans' PE 400 Cityscape series and has the most pleasing composition of walnut burl and chrome patchwork. Of parti...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza, American, circa 1960s. Executed in beautifully burled maple and aluminum. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a credenza, cabinet, buffet...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Aluminum, Metal

Large Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio Deep Relief Sideboard
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans, Paul Evans Studio, 'Deep Relief' sideboard, steel, cleft slate, laminated wood, United States, 1969 Paul Evans handcrafted "Deep Relief" Brutalist sideboard with welde...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Steel

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 Credenzas

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Chrome

Spectacular Signed Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
A chromium polished steel cabinet with three pairs of doors each concealing shelved interiors on either side flanking a cupboard with a single steel decorated drawer split into compa...
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Mid-20th Century American Paul Evans Credenzas

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Steel

Paul Evans CityScape Sideboard for Directional Brass Tiles & Burl Wood Doors
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare 1970s Paul Evans Cityscape sideboard with waterfall ends for Directional with brass tiles and book matched Burl wood doors. Interior laminated in black with adjustable shelves, ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Brass

Excellent Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Credenza Mid-Century Modern
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent Paul Evans chrome Cityscape credenza. This piece is in remarkable condition because it was covered with a piece of glass for the last 50 + years. It actually had a matching...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Chrome

Paul Evans for Directional "Cityscape II" Sideboard in Chrome and Brass
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Cityscape II' sideboard, chromed steel, brass, glass, United States, 1975 A striking sideboard from the “Cityscape II” line, designed by Paul Evans fo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Brass, Chrome

Rare American Modern Steel Front and Vermont Slate 2 Door Credenza, Paul Evans
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 Credenzas

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Slate, Steel

Brutalist Evans Patchwork Credenza Server
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Large and slick, Evans patchwork credenza, four doors open to Revel storage space, dark brown fiberglass plinth base and top. Patchwork veneer front and sides. Paul Evans design for ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Fiberglass, Wood

Paul Evans Cityscape Patchwork Burlwood Credenza
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Evans Cityscape patchwork burlwood credenza. This stunning long mid-century credenza or chest is comprised of cabinets on either side each with a shelf, 4 drawers in the center ...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Wood

Wonderful Paul Evans Cityscape Mid-Century Chrome Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Scrumptious signed Paul Evans cityscape credenza. This piece is quite unique with the puzzle door hinges and the chocolate brown fibreglass top and plinth bottom. There is a signatur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Chrome

Paul Evans Floating Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern credenza by Paul Evans for "Directional". Burl walnut veneer patch work panels with metal patch work base. Signed on the left side base. (Please confirm item loca...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Chrome

Paul Evans Burl Wood Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning burl wood patchwork credenza with chrome cabinet. Floating style sideboard with drawers, chrome cabinet with adjustable shelves. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Chrome

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 Credenzas

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Burl

Rare Brutalist "Sculpted Bronze" Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
"Sculpted bronze" buffet by Paul Evans for Directional the front fitted with four panel doors and the top fitted typical slate slabs, the inside featuring adjustable shelves. Signed:...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Metal, Bronze

Cabinet Credenza Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
From the early collaboration between two New Hope craftsmen Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans, came this stunning piece of furniture that epitomizes their individual artistic aesth...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Slate, Iron

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 Credenzas

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Chrome

Midcentury Paul Evans Brutalist Sideboard for Directional
By Paul Evans, Directional
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 Credenzas

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Six Door Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Hingham, MA
Paul Evans large sideboard buffet from his Cityscape collection for Directional Furniture circa 1972. Rectangular case on recessed plinth base with six doors, all clad in chrome and...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Brass, Chrome

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Paul Evans Faceted Burl and Brass Credenza, 1965
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Paul Evans Important Sculpted Bronze Wall Cabinet 1969 'Signed'
By Paul Evans
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Rare American Modern Steel Sculpted & Vermont Slate Credenza, Unique, Paul Evans
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Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Cabinet with Slate Top for Directional, c. 1967
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Paul Evans Floating Cast Bronze Credenza
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Paul Evans, Rare Wall-Mounted Studio Cabinet, Steel, Slate, Wood, America, 1962
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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Paul Evans Mid Century Cityscape Chrome Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans mid century cityscape chrome sideboard buffet credenza. Credenza measures: 76.25 wide x 21.25 deep x 32.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ca...
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Paul Evans Important "Sculpture Front Cabinet", 1979
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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Located in Countryside, IL
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Located in Atlanta, GA
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  • Paul Evans Credenza
  • Paul Evans Credenza
  • Paul Evans Credenza
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H 33.25 in. W 85 in. D 20 in.

Paul Evans credenzas for sale on 1stDibs

Paul Evans Credenzas are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paul Evans credenzas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 24 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Paul Evans' original credenzas were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider credenzas by Harvey Probber, Herman Miller and Calvin. The prices for Paul Evans credenzas can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $7,500 and tops out at $250,000, while pieces like these can sell for $28,300 on average.

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