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Paul Evans Sideboards

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 sideboards, credenzas, coffee tables and other 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 Phillip 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 case pieces. Later in the decade and into the 1970s, Evans produced his Argente series for celebrated manufacturer Directional (​​a brand known to vintage mid-century modern furniture collectors everywhere): 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 for Directional 'Deep Relief' Sideboard in Welded Steel
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
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Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Sideboard/Console Cabinet for Directional, C1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Bernville, PA
Stunning and rare copper clad wall mounted floating console/sideboard cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional, produced circa 1970. This incredible piece of design history is fabricat...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Sideboards

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Wavy Front Wall Mounted Cabinet, 1973
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Rare wavy front wall-mounted cabinet deigned by Paul Evans Very rare sideboard sculpture, welded, polychromed and patinated steel, colored pigments, gold leaf, retaining original bright and colorful patina. Original slate stone top, 4 handcrafted steel doors that make undulating connections, concealing shelves and drawers on each side Welded signature under right door reads "Paul Evans 73”. A powerful and iconic example of Paul Evans's desired brutal cabinets...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans for Directional ‘Cityscape' PE280 Sideboard in Steel and Brass
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Cityscape PE280' sideboard, from the PE200 series, chrome-plated steel, brass, United States, circa 1975 This sideboard from the 'Cityscape' (PE 200) l...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Brass, Steel

Paul Evans, Brutalist, Mid-Century Modern Deep Relief Credenza, Sideboard, 1967
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Paul Evans Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Deep Relief Credenza / Sideboard, Signed Handcrafted Paul Evans (American, 1927-1993) 'Deep Relief' Credenza designed and produced in 1967; inscribed on the underside of the left hand door. A rare and important brutalist sculpted sideboard...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Paul Evans, Mid-Century Modern, Cityscape Sideboard, Brass, Chrome, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Paul Evans, Mid-Century Modern, Cityscape Sideboard, Brass, Chrome, 1970s Original Paul Evans cabinet, sideboard, cityscape brass and chrome, signed An Original Paul Evans. A citys...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Sideboards

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Brass, Steel

Paul Evans Directional Patchwork Credenza, c 1970's
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular Post Modern, Brutalist school credenza, designed by Paul Evans for Directional c. 1970's. The sideboard features a large rectangular cabinet with patchwork burl veneer, w...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Chrome

Modernist Patchwork Burl Credenza By Paul Evans For Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning, modernist, patchwork burl, credenza by Paul Evans for Directional features a high sheen laminate finish with 48 inch wide, gunmetal steel center doors and two 16 inch wide ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Sideboards

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Steel

Paul Evans, Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Deep Relief Sideboard, Sculputed Bronze
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid Century Paul Evans Deep Relief Sideboard, Credenza or Console Table Paul Evans handcrafted "Deep Relief" Brutalist sideboard with welded and polychromed steel doors in shades of red, gold, green and bronze is a stunning design. A relief of vertical fragments structures the four doors of this sideboard separated by a center bronze design. Highlighted by the color changes, the tactile design has a great appearance. On the top, we have three slate panels...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Slate, Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Cabinet, 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans CityScape Sideboard for Directional Brass Tiles & Burl Wood Doors
By Paul Evans, Directional
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...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Brass

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 Sideboards

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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 Sideboards

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Chrome

Cabinet Credenza Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
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 Sideboards

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Slate, Iron

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Paul Evans Iconic Artisan 4 Door Credenza 1968
By Paul Evans, Directional
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By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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Paul Evans Studio Argente Chest
By Paul Evans
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Paul Evans studio sideboard or chest, circa 1969. This all original hand forged masterpiece is from Evans Argente line which only had a brief run for...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Slate, Aluminum, Steel

Paul Evans Studio Argente Chest
Paul Evans Studio Argente Chest
H 31 in W 84.25 in D 22 in
Paul Evans Cityscape Six Door Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Hanover, 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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Paul Evans Cityscape Six Door Credenza
Paul Evans Cityscape Six Door Credenza
H 32.75 in W 90.25 in D 22 in
Custom Order Paul Evans Steel and Leather Cabinet, Late 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
Paul Evans cabinet dating from the mid-1970s was custom made with stitched brown leather sides and base. The top and doors are brushed steel with steel handles. The purchaser will have the opportunity of owning a piece of Paul Evans transitional furniture...
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Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Sideboard USA, 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
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Located in Madrid, ES
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Paul Evans sideboards for sale on 1stDibs.

Paul Evans sideboards are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paul Evans sideboards, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sideboards by Paul Evans were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sideboards by Milo Baughman, Herman Miller, and Harvey Probber. Prices for Paul Evans sideboards can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $5,250 and can go as high as $220,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $26,500.

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