Paul Evans Wall Mount Cabinet PE-39 For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 11 images

Paul Evans Wall Mount Cabinet PE-39

About

Wall hanging cabinet PE-39, designed by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, 1970, signed “Paul Evans 70” on bottom of door. Interior retains original red lacquer. Matching credenza also available.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Date of manufacture
    1970
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 36 in. x W 24 in. x D 12.5 in.

    H 91.44 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 31.75 cm

  • Seller location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference number
    LU85187029163

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Paul Evans (Designer)

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 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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in Dallas, TX
More From This Seller
Frank Lloyd Wright "Taliesin" Cabinet for Henredon
Frank Lloyd Wright
Vintage 1950s Cabinets
Studio Craft Wine Rack Bar Cabinet
Vintage 1970s Dry Bars
Paul Evans "Argente" Cube Side Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Side Tables
Walnut Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Cabinets
You May Also Like
Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets, PE-40A & P...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Slate, Brass, Steel, Steel, Gold Leaf
Paul Evans for Directional, 1971 Patchwork Bar ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Paul Evans Wall-Mounted Cityscape Cabinets
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel, Chrome
Exceptional Patchwork Flip-Top Bar Cabinet by P...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Pewter
Paul Evans Large Argente Cabinet PE-43
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Modern Cabinets
Aluminum
Early Wall-Mounted Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Bronze, Steel

Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Wall-Mounted Cabinets

By Directional
$6,400 Sale Price / set
20% Off
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Wall-Mounted Cabinets
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Steel
Paul Evans Sculptural Wall Hung Cabinet, PE-42,...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Slate, Steel, Steel

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries