Cityscape Multifaceted Dining Console Table Paul Evans For Sale
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Cityscape Multifaceted Dining Console Table Paul Evans

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One of the most striking designs from Cityscape series by Paul Evans, this multifaceted table base from PE 300 series features a combination of brass and walnut burls panels and individual pattern configuration that is desired by the design collectors, circa 1970s, and made by Paul Evans Studio for Directional, the table base can support glass tops of a range of sizes, making a large dining table or a smaller console table possible. The measurement of the base itself is 53 W x 21 D x 28 H in. It can easily support a glass top up to 48 by 96 inches.    

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Excellent vintage condition showing age appropriate wear and patina. Some brass panels might have been reattached at some point which is common in Paul Evans cityscape pieces.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28 in. x W 53 in. x D 21 in.H 71.12 cm x W 134.62 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU94507695563
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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.

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