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Paul Evans Side 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 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: 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 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 Side Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Brass and Wood Side Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual Cityscape side table signed Paul Evans with brass and wood panels. This stunning combination is not often seen, this example is in very good, original condition, sho...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Side Tables

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Brass

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 Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

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 Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

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 Side Tables

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Slate, Aluminum

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 Side Tables

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Steel

Italian Sottsass Post-Modern Brutalist Paul Evans Lift Chest
By Memphis Milano, Paul Evans, Ettore Sottsass
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 Side Tables

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Metal, Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Game, Side Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Nice signed example from the Cityscape series by Paul Evans for Directional. Hard to find form, usable as a game, side, or occasional table. This table is in good, original condition...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Paul Evans Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Argente Cube Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Wappingers Falls, NY
Paul Evans Argente cube side table (PE-37). Welded aluminum construction with etched patterns on oxidized panels. Inset slate top, circa 1960.  
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Aluminum

Mixed Metals Patchwork Series and Vermont Slate Top Table, Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Hollywood, FL
The slate top inset into a Parsons form table covered in strips and sheets of various metals.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Slate

Paul Evans, Cityscape Brass and Chrome Occasional Table, PE 400 Series
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A super and unique Paul Evans brass and chrome patchwork cityscape square form coffee/ side table. model no PE 400by signed Paul Evans, circa 1975. Paul Evans Studio for Directional,...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Brutalist Side Table Welded Metal and Slate Top, Signed and dtd 1977
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Paul Evans unique signed brutalist side table. Painted and welded steel with a slate top. A timeless design. Signed Paul Evans and dated 1977.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Side Tables

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans Argente Cube Table Model PE37
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Culver City, CA
Looking for the ultimate flex in furniture? Paul Evans Studio pieces are just that. The Argente line is highly collectable, as each piece is one-of-a-kind, individually crafted by ha...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Metal

Cityscape Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A nice brass and chrome patchwork cityscape table, model no PE 231 by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. Cube form with cross angled block support that exhibits a simply modern...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Slate Top Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
The table has a braised bronze and blackened steel base. The slate top rests upon a steel base which is attached to an apron and has a gold leaf trim. Original slate top.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Slate, Bronze, Steel

Burl Wood Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fantastic cube cityscape side table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. Made of patchwork of burl wood with dramatic grains, in contrast with high glossy black lacquered top ...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Wood, Burl

Paul Evans, Argente Cube Table 'PE-37', USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
One of the most recognizable and versatile figures in the American Craft Movement of the post-war period, and arguably the most collectible American furniture designer of the late 20...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Slate, Aluminum

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Paul Evans Brutalist Side Table Welded Metal and Slate Top, Signed and dtd 1977
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Paul Evans Cityscape Mirror in Chrome, Signed
By Paul Evans
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Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Bronze and Resin Base Dining Table, 1972, Signed
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Phillip Lloyd Powell Side Table in Walnut and Marble
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Holly Hunt's Martini Side Table in Bronze and Stone
By HOLLY HUNT
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Scala Luxury Uovo Side Table in Polished Nickel and Shagreen
By Scala Luxury
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous table by Scala Luxury. A polished nickel base and shagreen top. This piece is a solid base side table that has been brush polished. The shagreen top is made from one rare la...
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Scala Luxury Uovo Side Table in Polished Nickel and Polished Goatskin
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Located in Dallas, TX
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By Mccollin Bryan
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Resin

McCollin Bryan Lens Side Table in Nickel and Acid Lemon Tint Top
By Mccollin Bryan
Located in Dallas, TX
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Paul Evans Side Table, Welded Painted Steel, Bronze and Slate, Signed
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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Modern Paul Evans Cityscape Table in Gunmetal
By Paul Evans
Located in Toledo, OH
Modern cityscape table in gunmetal finish by Paul Evans.
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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Paul Evans Argente Cube Chrome Slate Side End Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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Paul Evans Side Tables Sculpted Bronze Wood Free-form Tops Signed USA, 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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Paul Evans Sculpted Metal Slate Top Tables for Directional USA 1960's
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Side Tables Brutalist Signed, USA, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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Paul Evans Metal Patchwork Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Washington, DC
Welded steel, patinated copper, bronze and pewter patchwork table with inset slate top. Acquired from original owner who purchased table from Paul Evans Studio.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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H 18.50 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Paul Evans Patchwork Cityscape Chrome Side Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Houston, TX
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By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
PE 31 Special: Table in copper, bronze, and pewter patchwork with plinth base and on casters. The PE 31 was more commonly sold in 30" version but clients could order this table to t...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

Paul Evans Patchwork Cube Occasional Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
For Directional Furniture Company. Copper, bronze and pewter patchwork side table with a patinated finish and inset slate top.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

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H 18.75 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Parsons Style Coffee Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Danville, CA
Paul Evans Patchwork Burl Cityscape Series Parsons side table.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Side Tables

Paul Evans side tables for sale on 1stDibs

The Paul Evans side tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices to choose from in our Paul Evans side tables collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 19 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Paul Evans' original side tables were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider side tables by Herman Miller, Florence Knoll and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. The prices for Paul Evans side tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,600 and tops out at $38,500, while pieces like these can sell for $8,300 on average..

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