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Paul Evans Side Table Sculpted Metal Cube Slate Steel Bronze Signed, USA, 1960s

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Paul Evans side table sculpted metal cube slate steel bronze signed, USA, 1960s. In perfectly aged original condition. Retains original slate top. The blue, yellow and red paint have aged in such a way as to give the appearance of sapphire gemstones. Signed PE 69 in lower left of one panel. Purchased from the original owner who bought the table directly from Paul Evans' studio in New Hope PA in 1969. The Directional furniture catalog, "Sculpted Metal Collection Designed by Paul Evans", identifies and describes this as the PE-20 cube table with inset slate top, oxidized steel and bronze, 14 x 14 x 18.

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  • Condition Details
    some oxidation on bottom edges of all sides of the cube.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 14 in. x D 14 in.H 45.72 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 35.56 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU95699789721
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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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