Paul Evans and George Nakashima.. now Co-Kings of Modern American Furniture Design
The collecting world wakes up to the amazing furniture of Paul Evans.
For the last several years.. collectors
not MAO have been falling all over themselves pushing up the prices of George Nakashima furniture. Even books on Nakashima are hard to find.
And, if you've ever seen one of his natural wood tables.. you know, his furniture is amazing.
But the work of Nakashima's New Hope Pennsylvania contemporary, furniture maker Paul Evans..had never managed to get as much attention or demand the same
sky high from the design collecting elite. Well..that was until last weekend.
This time, we saw jaws drop, tongues wagged, and auction records shattered..as collectors clamored to buy the several beautiful lots of Paul Evans bronze work for sale from the Sollo Rago Auction house this past weekend.
We've blogged about Paul Evens works before, but, some of these were the most amazing pieces of modern American furniture Dr. Quiz and MAO have ever seen. The bidding wars were
intense insane cause MAO got outbid on everything!
We hope, this one Paul Evans cabinet (shown here), went to
the MAO collection a major American museum, because we've never seen a finer example.
Lot 100, Paul Evans, Sculpture Front Cabinet...Pre-Sale Estimate, $80,000 - $120,000... Actual Total Sale Price : $ 228,000.
(photo : PAUL EVANS Two-door vertical Sculpture Front cabinet, vibrantly painted with edges trimmed in 23K gold-leaf, the red-washed interior with three gold-leaf drawers and numerous compartments, 1972. (From the collection of Dorsey Reading.) Signed Paul Evans '72 D. 82" x 36" x 20" )
Now if only someone would publish a book on Paul Evans work..since we don't know of any yet!!