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Paul Evans Tables

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.

Find a collection of authentic Paul Evans furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Paul Evans
Paul Evans Directional Dining Table Signed, PE70
By Paul Evans
Located in New Rochelle, NY
You are viewing a signed (PE70) dining table in exceptional condition from 1970. We believe it is one of the finest examples of this dining table on 1st Dibs or available anywhere. T...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Paul Evans Cityscape Cocktail Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Southampton, NJ
An original Paul Evans Cityscape cocktail table having 3/4” thick tempered glass top. In fabulous original condition. The chromed and brassed steel is clean and scratch free. The gla...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Pair of Paul Evans Brutalist Side Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of sculptural side tables in the Brutalist style by Paul Evans. These tables are both signed and dated 1971. An iconic design.
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1970s Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Stunning Signed Paul Evans Burl Cityscape Dining Console Table Mid-Century
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning signed Paul Evans burl and chrome Cityscape dining table. We currently show a smaller piece of glass on this making it ideal to use as a small dining or console table. We ha...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Mid-Century Burlwood and Chrome Cityscape Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans mid-century burlwood and chrome cityscape dining table. This table measures: 86.5 wide x 35.5 deep x 29.5 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Modern Cityscape Style Coffee Table after Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful mid-century coffee table features a wonderful design of brushed steel and chrome after Paul Evans Cityscape style. A thick rectangular glass top offers a large area fo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

Rare Cityscape Burlwood and Brass Console by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rare and fantastic console from the Cityscape collection by Paul Evans for Directional, 1970s. Faceted forms in burl wood and polished brass create a dramatic sculptural quality. Fin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

Signed & Dated Mid-Century Modernist Brutalist Paul Evans Dining Table P E -24
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This Iconic glass topped dining table by the master Paul Evans for directional features two pedestal arc form bases of welded bronze and steel with polychrome detailing and patchwork...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Original Signed Paul Evans Cityscape Metal Geometric Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North York, ON
Original signed Paul Evans cityscape metal geometric cocktail table. Composed of polished and brushed stainless steel metal in an iconic Paul Evans cityscape design. All original in ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Stainless Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Patchwork Burl Wood Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table By Paul Evans for Directional USA, 1970s Burled walnut, in gorgeous patchwork design. Measures: 8...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Burl

Paul Evans Cityscape Burl, Chrome, and Glass Skyline Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Available right now we have this stunning Cityscape dining table designed by Paul Evans in the 1960's. When Paul Evans designed this striking dining table, it was meant to mimic the ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Signed Mid Century Chrome Cityscape Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans Signed mid century chrome Cityscape dining table This table measures: 48 wide x 48 deep x 26 inches high, with a chair clearance of 24 inches All pieces of furniture...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Glass

Paul Evans Signed & Dated Rectangular Sculpted Bronze and Glass Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful and iconic Brutalist sculpted bronze "Stalagmite" was realized by the fabled designed Paul Evans in in 1970. It features a welded sculptural and heavily textured bronz...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Modern Brutalist Sculptural Welded Steel & Bronze Dining Table Paul Evans 1970s
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stupendous and iconic, glass topped dining table, on sculpturally welded steel and bronze bases, by Paul evans for Directional, circa the 1970s. In excell...
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1970s Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Mid Century Paul Evans Cityscape Floating Shelf or Console Table Chrome & Brass
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An incredible design, a cityscape wall shelf designed by Paul Evans in the 1970's. The set features Fine heavy construction with brass & chrome clad patchwork design. Includes two L ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Mid Century Paul Evans Cityscape Floating Shelf or Console Table Glass & Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An incredible design, a cityscape wall shelf designed by Paul Evans in the 1970's. The set features fine heavy construction with chrome clad patchwork design. Includes two L shaped w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Rare Circular Paul Evans Welded and Patinated Steel Dining Table for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Evans welded and patinated steel dining table for Directional Model PE 46. Signed: "Paul Evans 74", USA.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans coffee table features his iconic Cityscape design with patchwork chrome and brass finish. Thick glass tops a stylish four piece base and ma...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Rare Oversize Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Highland, IN
This exceptional coffee table by Paul Evans was a custom order and is the largest we've ever seen of his sculpted bronze series. The architectural base, an arrangement of heavily tex...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Composition, Bronze

Exceptional Sculpted Bronze Dining Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
Substantial Brutalist dining table base by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1977. Iconic "sculpted bronze" series, with handcrafted surface texture and abstract blocking design that...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Chrome and Brass End Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Norwalk, CT
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape chrome and brass end tables, c. 1970s These classic side tables from Evans' Cityscape line feature a boxy cantilevered design, clad in a patchwork of ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Long Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans for directional "Cityscape", 84" Parsons style dining table. All chromed metal over wood with additional pair of leaves. Possible length of 114" with both 15" leaves.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome, Metal

Paul Evans Brutalist Bronze Stalagmite Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Paul Evans Brutalist bronze "Stalagmite" dining table base. Oval glass top shown is 84" x 48" x 1/2" thick with lots of scratches and not include. Will hold bigge and thicker glass. ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Illuminated Cityscape Corner Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A triangular corner side table in the "Cityscape" series made by Paul Evans studio for Directional, circa 1975. The table was a custom piece with built-in illuminated underneath. It ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Signed Side Table in Burl Wood and Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful Paul Evans signed Cityscape side table in burl wood and chrome.
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Mid-20th Century North American Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Signed Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful signed sculpted Paul Evans cocktail table from 1976 looks like molten castle drippings of bronze of varying heights in brutalist and crown forms. It is called the stal...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Italian Sottsass Post-Modern Brutalist Paul Evans Lift Chest
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, Paul Evans
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent Italian designed, exceptionally executed, entirely handmade, showing high quality and sophisticated elegance of execution, having a rich, luxurious and whimsical presen...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Metal, Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Paldao Wood Parsons Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table in book-matched exotic paldao wood By Paul Evans for Directional, "Custom Collection" USA, 1970s Mea...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Paldao

Paul Evans Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Coffee Table with Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in Rockaway, NJ
1970s Paul Evans for Directional patchwork rectangular coffee table. Frame is sheeted with copper pewter and brass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Brass, Copper, Pewter

Welded and Painted Steel Paul Evans Studio Circular Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Welded and Painted Steel Paul Evans Studio circular coffee table.
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Mid Century Paul Evans Cityscape Floating Shelf or Console Table Glass & Brass
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An incredible design, a cityscape wall shelf designed by Paul Evans in the 1970's. The set features fine heavy construction with brass clad patchwork design. Includes two L shaped wa...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

Patchwork Burl and Polished Brass Game Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
The game table by Paul Evans, having a burl wood frame supporting a top which reverses from a polished brass and burl board to a black laminate top or it can be removed to use the fe...
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20th Century Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

Vintage Chrome "Cityscape" Dining Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional vintage “Cityscape” dining table designed by Paul Evans for Directional in the United States, circa 1970s. This dining table belongs to one of the most coveted lines of d...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Console with Mirror, Mid Century Modern, 1978, Hollywood Regency
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Paul Evans console and mirror, Mid-Century Modern. A rare model PE 881 marquetry inlaid mirror and console by Paul Evans. Purchased from Paul Evans by original owner in 1978. This...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Boxwood

Sculpted Bronze Mirror and Wall Mounted Console by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Sculpted bronze mirror and wall mounted console by Paul Evans Both pieces are signed and dated PE72 Slate top attached to the console Exceptional abstract forms, solid volume and pow...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Bronze

Cityscape Dining Table Base Only by Paul Evans Published Model
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
An unusual table as part of the cityscape series by Paul Evans for Directional. Constructed with chrome plated cubes and lacquered surface and it is currently shown with a 42 by 84 g...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Patchwork Wall Console, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage wall mount console makes a unique display shelf in a variety of interiors. Cityscape design makes this patchwork chrome wall shelf perfect for storage, display, o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

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 Tables

Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table with Welded Steel Base and Elliptical Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A rare Paul Evans coffee table with an elliptical slate top and a welded and patinated steel base, produced by Paul Evans Studio circa 1965. The base, with its arched cruciform shape...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
A sculpted bronze coffee table designed by Paul Evans for Direcional.
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1970s Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Curvilinear Dining Table with extension Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fantastic Curvilinear dining table by Paul Evans for Directional circa 1970s. Model PE-509 with Olive Burl wood patchwork contrasting the shades of brass. Heavy and substantial, th...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

Paul Evans, Table, Steel, Glass, Artists Studio for Directional, c. 1971
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table / end table / dining table in welded and patinated steel, features lively coloring in red, yellow and blue. Produced by Paul Evans studio for Directional, America, c. 1971. ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Pair of Rare Paul Evans Gunmetal Cityscape End or Coffee Tables on Castors
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare gunmetal cityscape pattern. These come with slate tops that are removable. They are inserted and rest on top of the lip and a center peg. Both tables are on rolling castors. Mos...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Paul Evans Brutalist Model PE-11 Zig Zag Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
After Paul Evans Brutalist Zig Zag coffee table Model PE-11 with Welded and Painted Body and Glass Top. Glass measures 47.875 x 20 x 0.375. Base measures 38.75 x 13.25 x 15.875. In o...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Brutalist Cocktail Table in Oxidized Steel and Bronze, c. 1970
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans brutalist Cocktail table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic cocktail table is comprised of a dark patinated bron...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel, Bronze

Paul Evans Brutalist Mixed Metal and Slate Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Brutalist-style slate-top coffee table with mixed metal patch work base. (Attributed PAUL EVANS).      
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Pair of Paul Evans Welded and Patinated Steel Patchwork Side Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of Paul Evans welded and patinated steel side tables top inset with a slate for Studio for Directional.
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Imposto on Iron "Stalagmite" Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
A bronze and glass "Stalagmite" coffee table Model P128 the thick round glass top under bronze (actually bronze over iron) base, the brutalist design with thick imposto like applicat...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Iron

Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Bronze and Resin Base Dining Table, 1970, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
A spectacular and very rare sculptural brutalist Paul Evans stalagmite base dining table, model PE102, signed PE70. The bronze and resin composite base is in extraordinary condition ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Brutalist Welded Zig Zag Coffee Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans model PE 11 zig-zag coffee table for Directional, circa 1970s. W shaped (zig zag) sculpted and welded steel patchwork design. Multi colored enameled steel with bronze acce...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Coffee Table with Bronze Color Glasd Top
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
A Paul Evans cityscape coffee table done in brass. The base of the table consists of 2 independent elements. Offered with a top in bronze color glass. The bases can also accommodate ...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

"Cityscape" Cocktail Table in Patchwork Polished Chrome Documented by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern cocktail table represents part of Paul Evans celebrated "Cityscape" series. It features welded and polished chrome triangular forms composed of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Very Rare Brass Bottom Directional Cityscape Desk by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Heavily discounted. Beautiful and extremely rare brass and burl wood Directional desk by Paul Evans, Cityscape series, 1950s, USA. One owner.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

Cityscape Coffee Table Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large brass patchwork cityscape coffee table in contrast with a rather unusual Brazilian rosewood top. A very generous size with striking visual impact. This is a custom pieces exe...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Brass

Paul Evans Patchwork Console Table and Wall Mirror, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive patchwork console table features unique cantilever design with Mid-Century Paul Evans design. Paired with matching wall mirror, this unique set makes a brilliant addi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

Paul Evans Round Stalagmite Coffee Table in Sculptured Bronze 1969 (Signed)
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Round stalagmite coffee table in sculpted bronze by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1969 (signed "PE 69"). This piece was created from a mixture of epoxy resin and san...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Directional Brutalist Patchwork Metal Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist patchwork metal large coffee table Slate top, patchwork metal base. Fantastic original condition.
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1970s Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Studio Argente Cube Side Table in Black & White
By Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A studio made argente cube made by Paul Evans in the 1970's. It features welded aluminum construction with slate top insert.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Aluminum

Paul Evans tables for sale on 1stDibs

Paul Evans tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Paul Evans collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 181 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original tables by Paul Evans were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider tables by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Harvey Probber and Charles Hollis Jones if you want to have additional options. Prices for Paul Evans tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,500 and tops out at $75,000, while pieces like these can sell for $9,850 on average..

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