Property of a Manhattan Collector
"CITYSCAPE II" SIDEBOARD, MODEL PE-480
produced by Paul Evans Studio for Directional Furniture Company, New York
chromium-plated steel, olive ash burl veneer, lacquered fiberglass
inscribed on underside 14-1 480 SPEC CHROME/OLIVE 2 60-94-1 and numbered 1 to 6
32 x 94½ x 21 in. (81.3 x 240 x 53.3 cm)
Overall in good condition. The fiberglass surface presents with scattered minor scuffing and areas of scratches, consistent with age and gentle use. One minor area of veneer has been sensitively and professionally restored on the proper right side. The chrome plated steel surfaces present with scattered scratches, only visible upon close inspection. The wood surfaces present with scattered areas of discoloration and minor craquelure. The sideboard opens up into three compartments configured as follows: set of four drawers (proper right), two adjustable shelves each (middle and proper left), and all doors are in fine and working condition. The painted wood surfaces on the back of the cabinet present with scattered scratches, consistent with age and use. A fine and superb sideboard by Paul Evans.
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.
Jeffrey Head, Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor, Atglen, PA, 2012, p. 117
Constance Kimmerle, ed., Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, exh. cat., James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, 2014, pp. 188-189 (for a related model)