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Paul Evans Furniture

Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)
Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)

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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Paul Evans Hand-Hammered and Patinated Copper Studio Coffee Table, USA, 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural hand-hammered verdigris copper coffee table with the original 3/4 in glass.     
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Copper

Pair of Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Armchairs, Late 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A pair of sculpted bronze resin over steel armchairs designed by Paul Evans for Directional in Original Jack Lenor Larsen fabric, model number PE 105, late 1960s Paul Evans was bo...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Sculpted Bronze Mirror and Wall Mounted Console by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Sculpted bronze mirror and wall mounted console by Paul Evans Both pieces are signed and dated PE72 Slate top attached to the console Exceptional abstract forms, solid volume and pow...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Bronze

Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Swivel Club Chairs, Signed, 1968
By Paul Evans
Located in San Francisco, CA
The New York Times said about Paul Evans: "His work is stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly sophisticated and stunningly tacky. The performer Lenny Kravitz who collect...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans Studio for Directional, Sculpted-bronze series lounge chairs model PE 141 Exceptional abstract forms, solid volumes and powerful brutal shapes, Swivel and barrel back ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet Designed in Metal
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional Paul Evans signed and dated 1972 handcrafted “Deep Relief” Brutalist sideboard/cabinet made of brushed polychrome steel, slate, and wood. This a truly unique and moder...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Steel

Paul Evans, Cityscape Brass and Chrome Occasional Table, PE 400 Series
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A super and unique Paul Evans brass and chrome patchwork cityscape square form coffee/ side table. model no PE 400by signed Paul Evans, circa 1975. Paul Evans Studio for Directional,...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans, Argente Wall Mounted Cabinet 'PE-39', USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This hanging cabinet (signed PE 1967) was acquired from a New York collector, along with a corresponding console, and represents the finest condition and preservation possible. Both ...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Aluminum

Signed Paul Evans Studio Midcentury Brutalist Modern Pedestal or Plant Stand
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning made studio pedestal or planter made by Paul Evans in New Hope PA. Its constructed of glazed patinated welded sheet metal with a black slate top. This piece doubles as a p...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Cut Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Dining Table, USA 1973
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic sculpted bronze and steel serpentine or stalagmite shape, Brutalist dining table by Paul Evans, Exceptional abstract forms, solid volumes and powerful brutal shapes, Signed ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

Paul Evans Early Wall-Mounted Torch Cut Metal Patchwork Cabinet, USA 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent example of Evan's artistry. This early wall-mounted cabinet is torch-cut patinated steel with a polychromed interior with a giltwood drawer with a bronze pull. Unsigned.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans 'Faceted' Wall Sideboard in Chrome and Burl
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Faceted' wall-mounted cabinet, chromed steel, olive ash burl, glass, United States, 1970s A beautiful wall-mounted sideboard by Paul Evans for Direction...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
A 1960s Paul Evans Studio for directional deep relief Brutalist credenza or bar cabinet with welded, patinated and polychromed steel doors in hues of red, gold, blue-green and bronze...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Steel, Steel, Steel

Paul Evans PE-11 Angle Cocktail Table in Oxidized Steel and Bronze, c. 1970
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans model PE-11 Angle Cocktail table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic zig-zag shaped cocktail table is comprised o...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans PE-13 Double-Pyramid Cocktail Table in Steel, Pewter & Bronze c. 1970
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans model PE-13 Double-Pyramid Cocktail table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic bow-tie shaped cocktail table is co...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze, Steel, Pewter

Paul Evans for Directional Wrap-Around Corner Bench and Cabinet, circa 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique custom piece was fabricated by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970, is part of the 'Sculptured Metals Collection" and is quite versatile - functions as both a bench an...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Bronze and Resin Base Dining Table, 1970, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
A spectacular and very rare sculptural brutalist Paul Evans stalagmite base dining table, model PE102, signed PE70. The bronze and resin composite base is in extraordinary condition ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Slate Top Patinated Copper Patchwork Cafe Breakfast Table, 1970s
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible 1970s Paul Evans for Directional patchwork dining / game table with an inset top of thick, natural cleft slate and panels of patinated copper, brass and pewter. The din...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Brass, Copper, Pewter

Important Midcentury Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this exceptional skyline coffee table by Paul Evans. Sculptural details showcasing a universe of texture and color. This functional work of art is a one of ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Faceted Burl and Brass Credenza, 1965
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional credenza model PE-366, faceted in walnut burl and brass with brown fiberglass top, by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1965. This is an exceptional and icon...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
This table base is being sold without the glass top unless otherwise requested. Paul Evans was an American born furniture designer, sculptor, and artist, who is famous for his con...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans 'Deep Relief' Sideboard in Metal
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio, steel, slate, wood, United States, 1972 Paul Evans handcrafted "Deep Relief" Brutalist cabinet with welded and polychromed steel doors in shades of...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Metal

Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Dining Chairs by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mint set of six chrome cantilever dining chairs by Paul Evans for Directional. These are the true epitome of chrome dining chairs. The sleek lines and gorgeous upholstery job makes t...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans for Directional Expandable African Burl Mahogany Dining Table, c 1980
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Model PE-411 Paul Evans double expandable pedestal dining table (also works excellent as a game table or center table) for Directional in the early 1980s. This particular ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Burl, Wood

Paul Evans Cityscape Sofa
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Evans for Evans Inc., Three-seat sofa, model PE498. Reupholstered with great plains fabric by Holly Hunt. A nubby cotton-poly blend, back pillows down filled. Olive-wood random cut ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul Evans Cityscape Desk
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Evans for Cityscape, chrome and wood desk, features 5 drawers with burl wood and chrome-plated steel fragments of patchwork applied. 25" apron height/clearance to accommodate desk c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Stool
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Evans Studio patchwork stool, welded steel polychromed and painted with curly lambs wool reupholstered.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Dining Conference Table, 1974
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
A Paul Evans dining table in the sculpted bronze technic. Multiple rectangular elements are arranged in a skyline manner. The rectilinear angular design is complemented by rich abstr...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Dining Table for Directional, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Norwalk, CT
Paul Evans chrome cityscape dining table for Directional, 1970s, 2 leaves.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Midcentury Brass and Burl Wood Brutalist Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul Evans midcentury brass and burl wood Brutalist sideboard buffet credenza Measures: 76.5 wide x 21.25 deep x 32.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Wood, Burl

Paul Evans Sculptured Metal Dining Table, 1969
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Sculptured metal dining table model no. PE 102 in bronze composite with thick glass top by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1969. Signed and dated “P.E. 69” near the bo...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Important "Sculpture Front Cabinet", 1979
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
"Sculpture Front Cabinet” in welded and patinated steel, color pigments, 24-karat gold leaf, painted wood with granite top by Paul Evans, American 1979. This piece comes with the ori...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Granite, Steel, Gold Leaf

Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Flip-Top Dry Bar Cabinet for Directional, circa 1967
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare patchwork copper flip topdry bar by Paul Evans was crafted in the mid-1960s by Directional. A collectors item and piece of design history, this stunning liquor cabinet was ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Important Paul Evans Rare Sculptured Metal Disc Bar, 1969 'Signed and Dated'
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important wall-mounted sculptured metal disc bar model PE 122 in bronze composite with red wood interior with vinyl wrapped shelves by Paul Evans for Directional, 1969 (sign...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

King-Size "Canopy Headboard Pe-204" in Chrome by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
King-size "Canopy Headboard PE-204" in chrome with recessed lights and storage compartments by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape collection, American, 1970s.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Patchwork Walnut Dining Table for Directional, 1970s
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Hamburg, PA
A gorgeous Paul Evans Patchwork "Cityscape" dining table for Directional. This Parsons style extension table is made of walnut burl wood. The table is signed "Paul Evans" on metal ta...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Walnut, Burl

Paul Evans Midcentury Burl Wood Floating Display Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul Evans midcentury burl wood floating display cabinet. Measures: 24.5 wide x 13.75 deep x 48.25 high. Veneer Loss. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call Restored V...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Wood

Paul Evans Cityscape Hex-Octagonal Breakfast Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Hingham, MA
Hexagonal smoked black glass top on a signed Paul Evans brass and chrome patchwork tiled octagonal pedestal drum base. From his Cityscape Collection for Directional, 1972. Total h...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table in Tessellated Chrome and Brass, 1970s
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Dining table with base in tessellated chrome and brass with thick glass by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape Collection, American, 1970s. This is a rare form. Base d...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome, Brass

Paul Evans Studio Argente Chest
By Paul Evans
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Paul Evans studio sideboard or chest, circa 1969. This all original hand forged masterpiece is from Evans Argente line which only had a brief run for a little less than two years. Th...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Aluminum, Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Six Door Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Hingham, MA
Paul Evans large sideboard buffet from his Cityscape collection for Directional Furniture circa 1972. Rectangular case on recessed plinth base with six doors, all clad in chrome and...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans for Directional 'Patchwork' Sideboard
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Patchwork' sideboard, wood, fiberglass, copper, steel and brass, United States, 1960s Unique sideboard designed by Paul Evans for Directional furniture....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Copper, Steel

Paul Evans Welded Steel Brutalist Coffee Table Studio Made
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Evans studio made welded and patinated steel coffee table. Full welded signature dated "72" Brutalist style coffee table made with triangles of cut steel then welded and patinat...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Cut Steel

Paul Evans Olive Ash Burl Wood and Steel Cityscape Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans olive ash burl wood and steel cityscape dining table, this table has a racetrack top, outer edge Burl Wood inside serving surface metal cladded tiles like base. Dimension...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Ash

Paul Evans King Size Bedframe with Brass Tiles
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans king size bedframe with brass tiles, cladded squared tiles in brass make the structure exterior finish. The top horizontal soffit has 3 dimmable reading lights. Vertical...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass

Paul Evans Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Wall Mounted Disc Bar
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic Paul Evans Brutalist sculpted bronze wall-mounted disc bar cabinet, model PE-122. Bar features two doors concealing one drawer, one cabinet with key and two adjustable shelve...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Console Table for Directional, USA, 1980s
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Hamburg, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans cityscape console table for Directional, USA. This very large monumental console table is stunning with a brass base and walnut burl top. Signed under...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass

Paul Evans Vertical "Cityscape" Headboard
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The vertical "Cityscape" series was produced for a very brief time. Documented. King or Queen size. In our PS whse.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Wall-Mounted Deep Relief Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio, deep relief, wall-mounted sideboard model PE-19, welded and patinated steel, slate and darkened wood, United States, circa 1972 Paul Evans 'Deep Re...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Lounge Chairs
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare lounge chairs by Paul Evans, circa 1968. Sculpted bronze frames with new mohair upholstery. Will be accompanied with “Certificate of Authenticity” by Dorsey Reading.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Bench
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Sculpted bronze bench by Paul Evans. New black leather upholstery. Signed “PE 69”.   
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table, 1970s, Model-PE631, Midcentury
By Paul Evans
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A true masterpiece, the "Cityscape" dining table Model No. PE-631 designed and made by the world renowned American designer Paul Evans for Directional, the table dates, circa 1970. T...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Midcentury Paul Evans Zig-Zag Welded Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern Paul Evans coffee table with a welded metal zig-zag base and a glass top. The unusual designs and colors on the base add to the allure. The perfect addition...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Iconic Midcentury Paul Evans PE 61 Brutalist Coffee Table for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage modern welded metal base coffee table with a rectangular glass top. A sculptural base with two pyramid shaped welded together. The colorful design and thick glass to...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Credenza for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern cabinet features the iconic patchwork design by Paul Evans. The cityscape burl wood and chrome design is sure to complement any setting. A versatile case...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Midcentury Dining Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage dining table by Paul Evans for Directional. Beautiful patchwork burl wood design that sits on a pedestal base with chrome trim. This dining table includes two leaves...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Vintage Paul Evans Cityscape Bar Cart Pe 200 Series for Directional
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful signed Mid-Century Modern bar cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional. A wonderful patchwork design with a flip top and two cabinet doors below. Sleek case piece that looks g...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Midcentury Paul Evans PE24 Pedestal Dining Table for Directional
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An interchangeable design by Paul Evans. Beautiful vintage modern glass top dining table with a two-piece crescent shaped enameled steel base. The 3/4 inch thick glass top and the co...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

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