Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Paul Evans Argente Cube Table

$16,000

About

Paul Evans Argente cube side table (PE-37). Welded aluminum construction with etched patterns on oxidized panels. Inset slate top, circa 1960.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    WeldedAluminum,Patinated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1965
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4681214713752

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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
No Reviews Yet
Located in New York, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2008
1stDibs seller since 2019
More From This Seller
  • By Paul Evans
    Located in New York, NY
    Paul Evans smoking set constructed from cuban mahogany and inlayed pewter, with removable pewter cap. Inset petw...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

    Materials

    Mahogany

    Paul Evans Ashtray Set
    H 3 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
    $2,600 / set
  • By Paul Evans
    Located in New York, NY
    Sculpture front console by Paul Evans. Early studio piece signed ‘PAUL EVANS 64’ with original slate top. This r...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

    Materials

    Slate, Bronze

    Two Door Paul Evans Sculpture Front Console
    H 18 in. W 49 in. D 17 in.
    $180,000
  • By Stilnovo
    Located in New York, NY
    Italian modern floor lamp with brass shroud and blackened patinated steel base, circa 1950s.  
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Floor Lamps

    Materials

    Brass, Steel

    Italian Modern Floor Lamp
    H 61.5 in. W 20 in. D 14 in.
    $2,200

You May Also Like

Paul Evans Argente Cube Table Model PE37
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Tempe, AZ
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...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Side Tables

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Materials

Slate, Aluminum

Pair of Paul Evans Argente End Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Paul Evans Argente end tables, welded aluminum patinated and painted with slate tops.    
Category

Vintage 1960s American Brutalist End Tables

Materials

Slate, Aluminum

Paul Evans Argente Cube Coffee Table, Evans Studio for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans Argente cube coffee table, Evans Studio for Directional Rare, only form like this ever produced. Welded steel, patinated aluminum with slate top [Welded Signed PE 68]....
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate, Aluminum

Paul Evans, Argente Desk, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Signed “Paul Evans 67” this adaptable desk is composed of a Pennsylvania slate top resting on two checker patterned pedestals. Two rolling file cabinets can be positioned beneath the...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Slate, Aluminum

Paul Evans, Argente Skyline Dining Table, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A popular form that Paul Evans would revisit through his career is a composition he called Skyline. Skyline pieces, such as this magnificent unique dining table, were comprised of in...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Paul Evans, Argente Skyline Low Table, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A popular form that Paul Evans would revisit through his career is a composition he called Skyline. Skyline pieces, such as this unique, playful low table, were comprised of individu...
Category

Antique 1860s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Paul Evans Patchwork Side Table
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A useful and beautiful table.Slate top
Category

Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Materials

Bronze, Copper, Pewter

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery