Noted American furniture designer Paul Evans was a master in uniting craft with glamor. Active in the 1970s, his blocky designs bridged the sleek minimalism of the 1960s with the next decade’s preference for kitsch. Evans’ work has been described as “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, [and] stunningly sophisticated,” a delicate balance that secured his place among the greats of American furniture design. Leading this sale from S&S Auction, Inc. is a Paul Evans sideboard in good condition. It makes bold use of color, as layers of raspberry, olive, and sky blue mingle to evoke stained glass windows. The piece is inscribed with Evans’ name and the date of production, 1968.
Other notable furniture items in the auction include a pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs with brass frames. Probber was a pioneer of modular seating, and he worked on the near-cutting edge of Modernism in the 1940s. The available lounge chairs reflect the designer’s preference for bold fabrics and wide-ranging materials. Also among the top lots are several “Diamond” arm chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, a Wm. Knabe & Co. baby grand piano in walnut, and cream-colored sofas from William Haines. Beyond the furniture, the catalog also includes a lush countryside painting signed by H. Claude Pissarro and a 19th-century set of four oval paintings celebrating the seasons. Find the complete catalog on Bidsquare, and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:481
Price Range:$100 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Paul Evans Sideboard|| Estimate: |
|19th C Painting Of The Four Seasons|| Estimate: |
|Pair Harvey Probber Brass Frame Lounge Chairs|| Estimate: |
|94 Piece Naken's Sterling Silverware|| Estimate: |
|Wm Knabe & Co Baby Grand Piano|| Estimate: |
|Harry Bertoia For Knoll Diamond Arm Chairs|| Estimate: |