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Paul Evans Sideboards

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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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 Sideboards

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Chrome, Steel

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 ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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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 Sideboards

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

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 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 with adjustable shelves, ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Sideboards

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome "Cityscape" Credenza by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in San Antonio, TX
Stunning Paul Evans for Directional "Cityscape" sideboard made of chrome on wood. Inspired by the Manhattan skyline, this striking reflective credenza features ample space for storag...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Sideboards

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Chrome

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 Sideboards

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Slate, Steel

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

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Chrome

Vintage "Cityscape" Sideboard by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An incredible and rare vintage "Cityscape" sideboard by Paul Evans. Mixed metals form a geometric pattern along the sideboard's exterior, and four doors open to reveal spacious compa...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Sideboards

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Metal

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 Sideboards

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Slate, Steel

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 Sideboards

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Slate, Iron

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 Sideboards

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Fiberglass, Wood

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 Sideboards

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Steel

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

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 Sideboards

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Brass, Chrome

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  • Paul Evans Credenza
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1960s Brown Bronze Resin Wall-Mounted Sideboard by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
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Paul Evans Sideboards for sale on 1stDibs.

Paul Evans Sideboards are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paul Evans Sideboards collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 18 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Paul Evans' original sideboards were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider sideboards by Harvey Probber, Herman Miller and George Nakashima. Prices for Paul Evans sideboards can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $5,913 and tops out at $97,336, while pieces like these can sell for $31,400 on average..