Important Polychromed Welded Steel "Deep Relief" Buffet by Paul Evans

Important welded steel four door "Deep Relief " buffet by Paul Evans , the wood case covered with a patchwork of multiple nailed enamelled sheets of metal, fitted with polychrome enamelled torched cut and welded heavy steel doors , the top inset with typical slate tiles. The interior with typical hand painted red wash . Signed and dated: ”Paul Evans 68”. USA 1968 Paul Evans was an American furniture designer and sculptor known for his unique tables and cabinets. Born on May 20, 1920 in Newtown, PA, he studied at a number of institutions including the Philadelphia Textile Institute in Philadelphia, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After finishing school, Evans relocated to the town of New Hope, PA, where he shared a woodshop and showroom with his mentor Phillip Loyd Powell. In 1964, Evans became a designer for Directional Furniture, and introduced several series of furniture lines, including his popular Cityscapes series. Over the years, his techniques incorporated several influences including techniques used in the shipbuilding industry for his large-scale works. In 1981, Evans left Directional Furniture and opened his own showroom in New York. The designer died on March 7, 1987 on Nantucket Island, MA. Provenance: Private collection Mr.&Mrs Caro Montreal Canada

84 in.
31 in.
20.5 in.
Good overall general condition with consistent with age, proper right shelf replaced

Circa 1968