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|Vintage Paul Evans Furniture is original furniture produced by the American designer Paul Evans.
Brief history and description
Paul Evans was a famous furniture designer from Pennsylvania whose unique and influential furniture designs made him a household name during the 1950s.
Evans started his career by building copper chests with decorative doors as well as steel-front cabinets that featured a unique style of welding. His "Cityscape" series proved to be his most popular and well-recognized lines. It consisted of chrome dining tables, 12-door dressers, chrome lounge chairs and ottomans, cubes, and much more.
Guide for collectors
Any furniture designs from Evans' "Cityscape" series is considered to be the most valuable and rare among collectors. The majority of custom Paul Evans furniture items were once autographed by Evans, thus obtaining one of his signed furniture items is considered to be valuable, but not necessarily rare.
Restoration of a Paul Evans furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Paul Evans furniture item may decrease its value.
For more information regarding Paul Evans furniture items, visit Todd Merril Antiques or Design Accents.
Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold a Paul Evans custom-made illuminated cabinet bar (circa 1963) for $65,000 in June of 2009.
Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold two Paul Evans brass-washed end tables with glass tops (15.5" x 33.5" x 21") for $950 in September of 2008, and another pair of Paul Evans brass-washed end tables with glass tops of the same size for $850 in February of 2009.
Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a custom-crafted Paul Evans cocktail table with glass top for $950 in September of 2004.
Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a Paul Evans sculpted and welded bronze with patinated steel dining table with a glass top for £48,000 in April of 2010.
Sotheby's in New York sold a Paul Evans protype "Cityscape" sideboard (32.25" x 91 3/8" 22.75") for $21,600 in June of 2006.
Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a Paul Evans octagonal center table (27.5" x 41" x 41") for $3,600 in February of 2010.
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