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Paul Evans Credenzas

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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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 Credenzas

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet
By Paul Evans, Directional
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 Credenzas

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Slate, Steel, Steel, Steel

Paul Evans Faceted Burl and Brass Credenza, 1965
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional credenza model PE-366, faceted in walnut burl and brass with brown fiberglass top, by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1965. This is an exceptional and icon...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Brass

Paul Evans Midcentury Brass and Burl Wood Brutalist Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul Evans midcentury brass and burl wood Brutalist sideboard buffet credenza Measures: 76.5 wide x 21.25 deep x 32.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Wood, Burl

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 Credenzas

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Granite, Steel, Gold Leaf

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

Paul Evans for Directional 'Patchwork' Sideboard
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Patchwork' sideboard, wood, fiberglass, copper, steel and brass, United States, 1960s Unique sideboard designed by Paul Evans for Directional furniture....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Brass, Copper, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Credenza for Directional
By Paul Evans, Directional
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

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 Patchwork Cabinet PE-302
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans Studio for Directional, patchwork cabinet model PE-302, patinated copper, steel, brass, slate, United States, circa 1960. Raw and robust small sideboard designed and prod...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Slate, Brass, Copper, Steel

Paul Evans Argente Console 'PE-41', USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Commissioned directly from the Evans Studio by a Michigan collector, this Argente Console is one of the most breathtaking examples of Evans’ scrafitto imagery in the Argente style. T...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Aluminum

Paul Evans Cityscape Sideboard for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans 'Cityscape' sideboard for Directional, chrome on wood, United States, circa 1972. A two-doors credenza designed by Paul Evans. A real eyecatcher which interacts with its ...
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1970s American 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

Paul Evans Directional Brass Cityscape Credenza Cabinet with 2 Doors
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans Directional brass cityscape cabinet credenza with 2 doors Offered for sale is a brass Paul Evans cityscape two-door credenza cabinet for Directional Furniture. The two do...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Credenzas

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Brass

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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Bronze

Paul Evans Credenza for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An amazing Paul Evans credenza or buffet. Made for Directional. Have four drawers and two center doors. Central section is covered in leather and has one interior shelf. Drawers have...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Credenzas

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Steel

Rare American Modern Steel Front and Vermont Slate 2 Door Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, 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

Paul Evans 400 Olive Burl Cabinet, 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Houston, TX
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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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Burl

Paul Evans Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
Burl wood and chrome cityscape credenza, designed by Paul Evans for Directional. It offers a voluminous amount of storage with four doors that open to reveal large storage compartmen...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Chrome, Metal

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 Credenzas

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Chrome

Two Door Paul Evans Sculpture Front Console
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture front console by Paul Evans. Early studio piece signed ‘PAUL EVANS 64’ with original slate top. This rare example showcases all of the iconic motifs of this early and studi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Slate, Bronze

Paul Evans Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1970s Cityscape Credenza designed by Paul Evans has been newly restored, features it's original large brass accents along the sides/bottom, and its original golden finish. This ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Metal, Brass

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 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

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

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Paul Evans Signed Cityscape Credenza
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Paul Evans Studio for Directional Cityscape credenza. Signed. 1970's.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

Paul Evans Brutalist Welded Steel Cabinet, Model PE40A.
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans brutalist sculpted and welded steel cabinet, model PE40A. Four doors revealing storage with adjustable shelves, interior retains original red lacquer. Three inset origina...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Metal

Paul Evans Directional Deep Relief Cabinet USA, 1972
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
An outstanding example of a Welded Steel Deep Relief Cabinet in polychrome steel, patinated bronze, cleft slate and wood. Outstanding jewel toned colors in smokey grey/black pigmente...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

Paul Evans Freeform Sculpted Bronze Wall-Mounted Console, Usa, circa 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This console freeform sculpted bronze wall-mounted console by Paul Evans represents the sculpted bronze series at its most artistic and unique. Two other documented pieces relate dir...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Large Horizontal Argente Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Houston, TX
Signed Paul Evans Argente cabinet in original unrestored condition. Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA, 1965 Welded aluminum, lacquered wood, slate, welded steel with origin...
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1960s American American Craftsman Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Slate, Steel, Aluminum

Paul Evans, Argente Console, 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 Credenzas

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Aluminum

  • Paul Evans, Argente Console, USA
  • Paul Evans, Argente Console, USA
  • Paul Evans, Argente Console, USA
  • Paul Evans, Argente Console, USA
H 32 in. W 84 in. D 20 in.
Large Cityscape Credenza in Brass and Chrome by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning cityscape credenza or sideboard designed and crafted by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. The piece is of an impressive large size. Clad with hand-laid patchwork of...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Paul Evans, Welded Steel Deep Relief Console, USA, circa 1969
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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-...
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1960s Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Highland, IN
This spectacular shiny silver Paul Evans credenza can be mounted on the wall or used on a the floor for a low cabinet. Four doors conceal four adjustable shelves.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Steel

  • Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
  • Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
  • Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
  • Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
H 20 in. W 72 in. D 18 in.
Large executive desk and credenza by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
A powerful desk and credenza set designed by Paul Evans for Directional. The set is Burled Walnut with chocolate brown leather. <br /> <br /> desk: 85.5w x 35d x 29.25h<br /> cred...
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1970s Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

Paul Evans Chrome Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Cityscape designed by Paul Evans Studio for Directional. Chrome-plated patchwork six-door credenza three compartments two concealing adjustable shelves and one with four drawers. Si...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Credenzas

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Chrome

  • Paul Evans Chrome Credenza
  • Paul Evans Chrome Credenza
  • Paul Evans Chrome Credenza
  • Paul Evans Chrome Credenza
H 31.75 in. W 89.75 in. D 22.75 in.