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Paul Evans Furniture

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 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]....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Aluminum

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

Signed Paul Evans Midcentury Brutalist Bronze PE-128 Stalagmite Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
From a single owner estate, this beautiful and iconic Brutalist PE-128, sculpted bronze "Stalagmite" was realized by the iconoclastic and fabled designed Paul Evans for Directional i...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Patchwork Desk, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans, patchwork desk, copper, brass, pewter, slate, United States, 1970s. This patchwork desk by Paul Evans for Directional, is made out of different metals and a black slat...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Brass, Copper, Pewter

Set of Eight Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Dining Chairs by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Set of eight midcentury modern brutalist sculpted bronze dining chairs by Paul Evans This extremely rare to find set is comprised of: Two armchairs (Model PE 105) and six side cha...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

Midcentury Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful table in a patchwork motif by Paul Evans for Directional. Can be used as a console table and perfect behind a sofa or even a small dining tab...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Wood, Burl

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Coffee Table, Signed and Dated 1979
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning brutalist Paul Evans PE-128 coffee table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic cocktail table is comprised of a dark patinated...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Coffee Table, Signed and Dated 1972
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans 'Stalagmite' Model PE-128 coffee table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic Stalagmite cocktail table is comprised...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel, Bronze

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

Sculptural Bronze Brutalist Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Las Vegas, NV
From a one owner estate, comes the opportunity to own an authentic PE-128, bronze "Stalagmite" coffee table from the "Sculpted Metal Collection Designed by Paul Evans" for Directiona...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Large Argente Cabinet PE-43
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Large "Argente" cabinet model PE-43 in welded and patinated aluminum with two full height doors by Paul Evans, American, 1968 (welded signature “Paul Evans 68”on bottom edge). Interi...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Aluminum

1970s Paul Evans Brass and Chrome "Cityscape" Floor Lamp
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sculptural floor lamp from Evans' blockbuster "Cityscape" line for Directional Furniture, model PE-4014, circa 1970s. The square stem is supported by a V-shaped base and features a p...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

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 Pewter, Brass and Copper Patchwork Cocktail Table, circa 1970s
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1970s Brutalist Paul Evans for Directional cocktail table clad in nailed-on panels of patinated copper, brass and pewter arranged in a patchwork pattern. New 3/4"-thick glass top is ...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Exceptional Patchwork Flip-Top Bar Cabinet by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning example of Paul Evans patchwork series for Directional. This studio piece by Paul Evans exemplifies the perfect combination of modernist design and superior metal craftsma...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Bronze, Copper, Pewter

Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Cantilever Dining Chairs by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
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 Cityscape Sideboard for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans 'Cityscape' sideboard for Directional, chrome on wood, United States, circa 1972. A two-doors credenza designed by Paul Evans. A real eyecatcher which interacts with it...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

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.    
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Aluminum

Paul Evans Welded Zig-Zag Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
PE 11 table Welded signature and date.
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

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 Patchwork Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in San Diego, CA
Paul Evans coffee table or side table riveted and patinated copper, brass, pewter and bronze with inset organic slate top and hidden casters, circa 1970 Stunning Brutalist copper cla...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Bright Chrome Console Mirror by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Bright chrome Cityscape console mirror designed by Paul Evans. This ultra chic piece can be installed as a mirror with a one drawer table surface attached to the side, or just as a s...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Pawtucket, RI
An iconic glass-topped coffee table by master designer Paul Evans comprised of a patinated steel sculptural base with welded detailing, original vibrant colors and .75 inch glass top...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell Console or Dining Table
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in Pawtucket, RI
A very rarely seen and unique dining table from Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell with original slate android top on a gilded steel base. Exceptional original condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate

Paul Evans Patchwork Console and Mirror, circa 1970s
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning 1970s Paul Evans for Directional patchwork console and mirror. Each piece is clad in nailed-on patinated copper, brass and pewter panels arranged in a patchwork pattern. The...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Pewter

Rare Pair of Sculpted Patinated Bronze Side Tables by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare pair of sculpted patinated bronze circular side tables by Paul Evans with great quality glass top. Signed inside the interior of one: "PE 69" U.S.A. 1969.
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans "Bow Tie" Coffee Table, Studio Made circa 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Paul Evans Studio, a welded steel "Bow Tie" coffee table from the early 1970s. Nice coloring and detailing to the steel work. The glass top is original and 3/4" thick, it's not in...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

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

Pair of Paul Evans "Cityscape" Consoles
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Paul Evans "Cityscape" consoles, Signed, U.S.A. 1970s.
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1970s American Other Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Other

Paul Evans Chromed Steel Cityscape 'PE-204' King Headboard, Brutalist, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic midcentury Paul Evans for Directional work. The PE-204 is as much sculpture as it is anything else - headboard, nightstands, light fixture, canopy, etc. Paul Evans reached...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

1970s Paul Evans Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two wall brackets with Cityscape chrome-plated steel patchwork cladding support a single 1/2-inch-thick glass shelf. Signed. A new shelf can easily be made to create a longer or shor...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans for Directional Patchwork Copper Coffee Table with Slate Top, 1970s
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Brutalist copper clad coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, produced in the early 1970s. This incredible piece of design history is fabricated from patinated pieces of...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Brass, Copper, Pewter

Set of Six Paul Evans Dining Chairs, 1982
By Paul Evans
Located in Hamburg, PA
A plush set of six Paul Evans dining chairs on wheels. These chairs are extremely comfortable. The chairs are structurally sound. You may be able to use for a while before reupholste...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Leather, Suede

Midcentury Paul Evans Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous vintage modern Paul Evans credenza features spacious storage cabinets, three drawers, chrome top and sides, and burl wood doors. Signature is located on the inside foot unde...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Burl

Brutalist Coffee Table for Directional, Paul Evans, 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Paul Evans (1931–1987) Modern coffee table features a beautifully patinated base. Signed below, Date of manufacture 1970.
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Mid-20th Century American Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Cityscape Game, Side Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Nice signed example from the Cityscape series by Paul Evans for Directional. Hard to find form, usable as a game, side, or occasional table. This table is in good, original condition...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Faceted Burl Wood and Mirrored Chrome Dining Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans faceted burl wood and mirrored chrome sculptural dining table base with a glass top for seating up to 8. Made by Directional, 1970s.    
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans Side Table, Sculpted Bronze and Walnut, Signed
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans side table, sculpted bronze and walnut, signed. Tall bronze column table in good original condition with natural aging to the freeform walnut top. Signed: PE 69 on lower e...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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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 Stalactite Table
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Evans sculpted bronze table.     
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Catch All Container Planter Box- Brass Steel Mirror 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Mid Century Modern Catch it All Cityscape Container Planter Box by Paul Evans, Directional, 1970s. Patchwork design in Brass with Stainless Steel Mirror. No label...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Paul Evans Signed Cityscape Consoles or Nightstands, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of signed Cityscape nightstands or wall consoles by Paul Evans. They are in beautiful condition and have one drawer each. Very hard to photograph due to reflection!!
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

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 ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Bronze

Paul Evans Complete Sculpted Bronze Dining Room Setting
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Complete sculpted bronze series dining room set by Paul Evans This extremely rare set consists of: One iconic stalagmite shape dining table with glass plate top, model PE 102. Signed...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Slate, Metal, Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Mirror and Floating Console Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Cityscape" model mirror and floating console table, designed by Paul Evans, American, circa 1960s. Console table has one-drawer. Both the mirror and console table have beefy cleats ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Metal

Paul Evans Cityscape Side Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome cityscape table. Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1975. Signed "Paul Evans".
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

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 Sculpted Bronze Rectangular Coffee Table, 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul Evans rectangular coffee table from the "Sculpted Metal" collection for Directional Furniture, model PE 132. Signed "PE 70" in the resin. The table was created from a mixture of...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Bronze

Paul Evans Sculpted Metal Shelving Unit, 1974
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Paul Evans wall-mounted étagère from the sculpted metal collection for Directional Furniture. The unit features two pilasters supporting four bronze-tinted glass shelves. Pi...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Glass, Epoxy Resin, Plywood

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Wall Unit 1967 'Signed and Dated'
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Wall unit in sculpted bronze resin with smoked glass shelves by Paul Evans, American, 1967 (signed "PE 67"). A rare and iconic Paul Evans design.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Smoked Glass, Resin, Wood

Paul Evans Faceted Burl and Brass Credenza, 1965
By Paul Evans, Directional
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 Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Coffee Table, 1969
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lovely Paul Evans stalagmite coffee table from the "Sculpted Metal" collection for Directional Furniture. Signed "PE 69" in the resin on the inside of the base. The table was created...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Mirror in Chrome, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Tall mirror by Paul Evans. Cityscape chrome and signed. Can be used as wall or floor mirror.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Paul Evans “Cityscape” Burl Wood & Chrome Dining Table for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Striking dining table designed by Paul Evans for Directional in the United States circa 1970’s. This sophisticated design is part of the Cityscape series created by Evans and is said...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Sculpted Metal Dining Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans for Directional sculpted metal dining table, circa 1970. Sculptural base, executed in welded and polychromed steel. Base size: 29"H x 59" 1/2 W x 20"D.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Sofa/Settee
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Evans Cityscape sofa from the 200 series. Manufactured by Directional Furniture circa 1970 Older, clean reupholstery in Ultrasuede.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome

Unique Paul Evans Copper Patchwork Shelving Unit, circa 1968
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This one-of-a-kind Paul Evans shelving unit is clad in copper panels nailed on in a patchwork pattern, with a beautiful applied verdigris patina. A display shelf with frosted-glass p...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Furniture

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Copper

Paul Evans Signed Patchwork Cityscape Burl Wood Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful restored cocktail table by Paul Evans. In burl wood with chrome base. Table is signed.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Furniture

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Chrome