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Lot 279
PAUL EVANS | "CITYSCAPE II" FACETED CABINET, MODEL PE-354
PAUL EVANS | "CITYSCAPE II" FACETED CABINET, MODEL PE-354
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Property from a Private Collection, United States

PAUL EVANS | "CITYSCAPE II" FACETED CABINET, MODEL PE-354

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, United States

PAUL EVANS | "CITYSCAPE II" FACETED CABINET, MODEL PE-354

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Sold:30,000USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection, United States

PAUL EVANS

"CITYSCAPE II" FACETED CABINET, MODEL PE-354


circa 1970

produced by Paul Evans Studio for Directional Furniture Company, New York

chromium-plated steelwood veneer 

32 x 60 x 25¼ in. (81.3 x 132 x 64.1 cm) 

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. The lacquered chrome surfaces present with scattered minor scratches, indentations, and areas of minor residue, consistent with age and gentle use. Very minor areas of dirt and discoloration throughout cabinet, mainly concentrated to the recesses of the fiberglass planes. Very minor scuffing on cabinet doors, only visible upon close inspection. Burled wood surfaces present with minor scratches, nicks, and indentations. One shelf missing. One wood knot is filled on the backside of cabinet. Painted plywood surfaces on back and underside of drawers present with some peeling, separation, veneer loss, chipping, and areas of concrete residue, only visible upon close inspection. With an adjustable shelf. A superb and shimmering example of Paul Evan's geometric Cityscapes series.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Mantiques Modern, New York

Private Collection

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Todd Merrill, ed., Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam, New York, 2008, p. 108 (for a related model from the series)

Jeffrey Head, Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor, Atglen, PA, 2012, p. 115

Constance Kimmerle, ed., Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, exh. cat., James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, 2014, pp. 188-189 (for a related model from the series)

Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les Décorateurs des Années 60-70, Paris, 2007 pp. 170-171 

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