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Paul Evans Cityscape Six Door Credenza

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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 brass tiles applied in an irregular brutalist patchwork pattern including tile engraved with Paul Evans' signature on plinth. Behind three sets of double doors are separate cabinets finished in satin black, each divided by a single horizontal shelf. Additionally the third cabinet has a slide-out shelf for hi-fi equipment. Acquired directly from the original owner so condition is very good with only minor scratches and a few discrete dings.


  • Creator
    Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.75 in. (83.19 cm)Width: 90.25 in. (229.24 cm)Depth: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Superb. Only one small bent corner on the lower left (now repaired). A few small dings and mild traces of oxidation. Presents beautifully and is ready to place.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU886621310812

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    Ships From: Hingham, MA
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About the Design

Patchwork Cabinet

Designed by Paul Evans
Sculptural and tastefully decorative, Paul Evans’s Patchwork cabinet is an audacious exploration of the several styles for which the furniture maker is known. A sideboard that Evans (1931–87) produced for Directional — a North Carolina furniture manufacturing company that became the catalyst for some of Evans’s most well-known designs — the cabinet’s clean lines and simple silhouette belie the maker’s mid-century influence, while its rough-hewn texture and traditional craftsmanship are nods to brutalism and the American Arts and Crafts movement. An enthusiastic and skilled metalworker, Evans produced the Patchwork collection, which essentially began as wooden boxes, with “patchwork” copper, brass and pewter coming together with nails. The series includes cabinets, sideboards, coffee tables and more. The New Jersey-born Evans was raised in Pennsylvania, but he left in the 1950s for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen in New York. Later, he ventured to the famed Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he studied sculpture, metalwork, furniture design and jewelry-making. Evans found his way back to Pennsylvania, where he eventually began to collaborate with Directional, which produced his Cityscape, Sculpted Bronze, Argente and Patchwork furniture series. In addition to the cabinet, Evans created hundreds of pieces for the Patchwork line from 1964 through the 1970s. Each one is signed and dated, ensuring the authenticity of its handmade nature, a detail upon which the maker was insistent. These pieces, along with the rest of Evans’s work, are still in high demand and count a number of high-profile clients, from famous musicians to design enthusiasts, as collectors.
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