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Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

American, 1931-1987
American, 1931-1987

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 Brutalist Mixed Metal and Slate Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Brutalist-style slate-top coffee table with mixed metal patch work base. (Attributed PAUL EVANS).      
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Signed Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful signed sculpted Paul Evans cocktail table from 1976 looks like molten castle drippings of bronze of varying heights in brutalist and crown forms. It is called the stal...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans "Cityscape" Brutalist Mixed Metal and Glass Geometric Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
American Brutalist square glass coffee table with a mixed metal gold and silver geometric base. (PAUL EVANS, "Cityscape").  
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20th Century American Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Paul Evans Cityscape Cocktail Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Southampton, NJ
An original Paul Evans Cityscape cocktail table having 3/4” thick tempered glass top. In fabulous original condition. The chromed and brassed steel is clean and scratch free. The gla...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Brass and Chrome Cityscape Coffee Table, circa 1970s
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic Paul Evans 'Cityscape' coffee table by Directional in the 1970s, in excellent bright and clean chrome and brass with a mirrored like surface, perfect for a collector or e...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Chattanooga, TN
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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern Paul Evans Cityscape coffee table featuring a chrome-plated base and thick glass top. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table 1969 'Signed and Dated'
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rare “Skyline” design, sculpted bronze coffee table, model PE-131 with thick glass top by Paul Evans, American 1969 (signed “PE 69” on front). An iconic Paul Evans work of art. ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Coffee Table, Model PE30
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by: Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA, c. 1970 Material: welded patinated copper and brass, aluminum, glass Size: 42 W × 42 D × 16 h in.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Copper, Aluminum

Paul Evans Important "Sculpture Top Coffee Table" Signed and Dated 1973
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Important and rare “Sculpture Top Coffee Table” in welded and patinated steel, color pigments, 24 karat gold leaf with glass top by Paul Evans, American 1973 (signed “Paul Evans 73’ ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Gold Leaf

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist Patchwork Metal Large Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist patchwork metal coffee table with slate top. Part of a large collection of Paul Evans items fresh from an estate. Reference: Paul Evans designer ...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Metal

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Skyline Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Paul Evans sculpted bronze brutalist skyline coffee table, signed PE71 Glass top is 3/4" thick, 28" deep and 55" wide. Base is 15" high, 28" deep, 47" wide and will handle larger gl...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Brutalist PE-11 Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in East Hampton, NY
Welded and patinated steel PE-11 Brutalist coffee table by Paul Evans Studio for Directional, 1966.
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Iron

Paul Evans Rare and Important Coffee Table, 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important welded steel and brass round Patchwork coffee table with applied polychrome finish and original thick glass top by Paul Evans Studio, American 1960's. There are on...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Enamel, Steel

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in London, GB
Paul Evans patchwork copper and bronze coffee table with aged riven slate top. Item location New York.
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper

Paul Evans Round Stalagmite Coffee Table in Sculptured Bronze 1969 (Signed)
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Round stalagmite coffee table in sculpted bronze by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1969 (signed "PE 69"). This piece was created from a mixture of epoxy resin and san...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Rectangular Coffee Table in Sculptured Bronze 1970 'Signed'
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rectangular coffee table, model PE 132 in sculpted bronze with glass top by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1970 (signed "PE 70"). This piece was created from a mixtur...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Sculptural Bronze Brutalist Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Directional, Paul Evans
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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Large Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table Welded and Painted Steel, 1967
By Paul Evans
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Large Paul Evans Studio coffee table welded and painted steel, 1967. Painted, oxidized, torch-cut, welded steel, Brutalist style with oversized 57" x 27" x 3/4" glass top. Purchased ...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Paul Evans, Directional Stalagmite Sculpted Bronze Low Table, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
American furniture designer, sculptor, and artist Paul Evans, is one of the most recognizable and versatile figures in the American Craft Movement of the post-war period, and arguabl...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

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...
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1860s American Antique Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table Geometric Patchwork Base Chromed Steel 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table Base in chromed stainless steel, fabulous Mid-Century Modern geometric patchwork design 1970s No signature present. Unmarke...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Paul Evans Brutalist Patchwork Coffee Table, Circa 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A late 20th century Brutalist coffee table by Paul Evans (American, 1931-1987) for Directional Furniture, of his signature patchwork style employed in the 1970s, of square shape, pat...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

1960s Polychromed Steel Coffee or Cocktail Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A welded, patinated, and polychromed steel and glass low coffee / cocktail table of Brutalist influence.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Paul Evans coffee table signed and dated Measure: Base is 24" round.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Large Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Large Paul Evans slate-top patchwork coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans coffee table features his iconic Cityscape design with patchwork chrome and brass finish. Thick glass tops a stylish four piece base and ma...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Model PE-11 Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Welded and patinated steel PE-11 coffee table by Paul Evans Studio for Directional, 1966. Table is in excellent original condition with a beautiful patina.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Studio for Directional Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Welded and patinated steel coffee table by Paul Evans Studio for Directional. Table is in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Brutalist Paul Evans Patinated Patchwork Coffee Table with Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist American Modern 1970s Paul Evans for Directional patinated patchwork metal coffee table with riveted copper, brass, and pewter sheeting with slate top.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Patchwork Metal Coffee Table for Directional c. 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Portland, ME
Paul Evans "patchwork" furniture combines copper and brass sheets, hot-poured pewter, and a complex variety of distressing and patination techniques that overlap, compiling a surface...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Monumental Sculpted Bronze and Glass Coffee Table, Signed, 1974
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans (1931–1987) An exceptional, sculptural Brutalist coffee table by American Craft Movement leader Paul Evans, in bronze. The architectural base, comprised of textural inter...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Fabulous Paul Evans Brutalist Metal Patchwork Coffee Table Signed Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Very handsome Paul Evans patchwork metal coffee table. The top has a textured piece of heavy slate in wonderful vintage condition. The base is a variety of metals patchworked togethe...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Copper

Paul Evans Chrome Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome chrome platted table base with thick glass top by Paul Evans for his Cityscape line. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Cityscape Coffee Table Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large brass patchwork cityscape coffee table in contrast with a rather unusual Brazilian rosewood top. A very generous size with striking visual impact. This is a custom pieces exe...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

American Modern Stainless, Rosewood and Pewter, Glass Top Low Table, Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Hollywood, FL
The glass top above 4 cubes with pewter and rosewood banding, divided by stainless sections, signed P Evans.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Midcentury Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional. This sleek table features a chrome patchwork base with a 3/4 inch thick rectangular glass top. The Brutalist sty...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Rare Mid-Century Modern Cityscape Paul Evans "L" Shaped Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning "L" shaped cityscape design signed by Paul Evans. This elegant vintage modern coffee table boasts two-tone chrome patchwork and a floating top on one side. An impressive w...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Welded Steel Circular Coffee Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Welded steel circular coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional. "Signed PE 67".   
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Bronze and Glass "Stalagmite" Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A sculpted bronze and glass “Stalagmite” coffee table, the thick round glass top sits on top of a bronze base, decorated with thick impasto like application of bronze over an iron fr...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Coffee Table with Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in Rockaway, NJ
1970s Paul Evans for Directional patchwork rectangular coffee table. Frame is sheeted with copper pewter and brass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Brutalist Mixed Metals Patchwork Coffee Table with Exotic Slate Top
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
1960s Paul Evans patchwork coffee table for Directional. The slate top on this example has a honed finish and a very subtle veining.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Paul Evans Bronze and Glass "Stalagmite" Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
A bronze and glass "Stalagmite" coffee table Model PE-128 the thick round glass top under bronze (actually bronze over iron) base, the Brutalist design with thick imposto like applic...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Brutalist Style Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare coffee table model PE-131 by renowned furniture designer Paul Evans. This unique "Cityscape" coffee table was handmade by Evans and his assistant. In the Brutalist style, this t...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Paul Evans for Directional "Sculpted Metal Collection" Bronze Resin Coffee Table
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Brutalist Paul Evans Sculpted Metal Collection PE-101 Bronze Resin Coffee Table, circa 1970. Produced exclusively for Directional. Cylindrical sculpted Bronze base measures (3.5-4 D ...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Vintage Paul Evans 'Cityscape' Coffee Table, Mid-Century, American
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This vintage Paul Evans 'Cityscape' coffee table features the designer's signature polished chrome patchwork base with a thick, square glass top. The cubist base is signed by the ico...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Patchwork Burl Panel Cityscape Cocktail Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A large cocktail table from the cityscape collection with a patchwork pattern of veneers in burl wood to the top and polished chrome and brushed steel to the base. Signed Paul Evans ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Stunning Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Chrome Patchwork Coffee Table Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Paul Evans for Directional brass and chromed steel coffee table consisting of two sculptural bases supporting an over sized glass top. This particular table is not signed bu...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans Patchwork Metal and Slate Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning Mid-Century table uses a combination of patchwork hammered metal to create a stunning effect. Vintage slate top wonderfully compliments the piece, while low profile cas...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Paul Evans Coffee and Cocktail Tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paul Evans collection of coffee and cocktail tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original coffee and cocktail tables by Paul Evans were created in North America during the 19th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider Karl Springer Coffee and Cocktail Tables, Dunbar Coffee and Cocktail Tables and Paul McCobb Coffee and Cocktail Tables as additional options. Prices for Paul Evans coffee and cocktail tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,500 and tops out at $125,000, while pieces like these can sell for $9,500 on average..