Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Dining Table For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 11 images

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Dining Table


A rare dining table in the sculpted bronze series by Paul Evans for Directional. Studio crafted in New Hope, PA, circa 1970s. Paul Evans was known for crafting fine furniture by using welding techniques and different types of metal for construction and ornamentation. This table was very cubism in style and features three interlinked steel cubes. Their surface was decorated with his iconic geometrical lines and pattern and was applied with polychrome enamels and crushed bronze to give them an eye catching texture. A rare model from the repertoire of the one of the most innovative American designers of the 20th century. The base itself measures 29.25h by 20 d by 60 w. It is currently supporting a glass top of 44 by 82, but it can support a much larger glass top if desired. Alternatively, it can also be used as a bespoken base for a console table, a desk or a center table.


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent to very fine vintage condition, minor wear, rust and patina on the metal commensurate with age and expected in Paul Evans work..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 82 in. x D 44 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 208.28 cm x D 111.76 cm

  • Seller location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference number

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 (Maker)

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

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2010
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in North Miami, FL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Exceptional Sculpted Bronze Dining Table by Pau...
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Resin, Wood
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...
Sculptured Steel Dining Table Bases Paul Evans ...
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Steel
Model PE-24 dining table belongs to the sculptured steel series, which Paul Evans designed and produced for Directional dating back to late 1960s. The signature design features free ...
Cityscape Multifaceted Dining Console Table Pau...
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Brass, Walnut, Burl
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 indi...

Glass Top Cityscape Dining Table Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
$5,600 Sale Price
22% Off
Glass Top Cityscape Dining Table Paul Evans
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Wood, Lacquer
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...
You May Also Like
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Dining Table
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Large sculpted bronze and steel serpentine shape dining table by Paul Evans, signed P.E. 70. Model PE 102.

Paul Evans Dining Table

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Dining Table
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Brass, Chrome
Evans for Directional Parsons dining table. Brass, chrome and brushed chrome metal mosaic brick geometric seamless linear pattern. [Singed Paul Evans] Pictured with and without leave...
Paul Evans Dining Table for Directional, Olive ...
Directional, Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Paul Evans. Dining table, USA, 1970s. Olive ash burl. Signed with brass plaque. Dimensions: 29 1/2" x 96" x 44", expands with two leaves: 22", 44".
Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table
Paul Evans
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Dining Room Tables
Paul Evans Cityscape dining table in chrome with two leaves.

Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table

By Directional
$16,000 Sale Price
20% Off
Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table
Directional, Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Brass, Steel
This large and dramatic dining table by Paul Evans is from his PE 200 Cityscape series and is covered in a patchwork of brass and chrome. The Parsons table form is 80" long and expan...
Paul Evans Dining Table Brass Steel Glass Crown...
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Steel, Glass
Paul Evans dining table brass steel glass signed, USA, 1960s. Paul Evans welded steel "Crown of Thorns" dining table, PE 146, in very good original condition. Base retains original p...
Paul Evans, Dining Table, Model PE 24
Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Sculpted steel, model PE 24 dining table bases by Paul Evans for Directional. The bases feature Paul Evans masterful designs, polychrome technique and patchwork. Glass top is not i...
Paul Evans, "Cityscape" Dining Table, circa 1970
Directional, Paul Evans
American Dining Room Tables
Mirror, Wood
A large "Cityscape" dining table covered in mirror plates. This dining table was ordered by original owner along with a pair of wall hanging cabinets and eight dining chairs (also av...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries