SOLD! for $16,800.00.
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Paul R. Evans II (American, 1931-1987) Cityscape console table from the PE 300 series manufactured by Directional Furniture, 1970s. Consisting of sculpted high relief sections of polished brass and walnut burlwood and finished on all sides. 28 1/2" H x 52 1/2" W x 11" D. . Biography: Sculptor and furniture designer Paul Evans studied at the Philadelphia Textile Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1955 he opened a showroom with fellow designer Phillip Lloyd Powell in New Hope, PA. According to a Jacob Bernstein New York Times 2017 article, the pair would obtain wood from the reject pile of their neighbor, the woodworker and furniture designer George Nakashima. Evans started making copper chests and sculpted steel-front cabinets in the 1950s and had a two-man show in 1961 at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now the Museum of Arts & Design). He became a featured designer for the manufacturer Directional Furniture in 1964 and while working with the company, introduced several furniture lines, such as Argente series, Sculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the Cityscape series (source: the New York Times).
PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with general wear. Top with evidence of use-wear including some oxidation the brass, minor staining, light scratching to brass, chipping to wood edges and some wood shrinkage to veneer. Minor losses and chipping to wood along the base edge and some minor scattered bending to brass along the lower edge.