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Paul Evans Furniture Designs Beat Auction Estimates

Interest Grows in Work of Mid-Century Designer

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Paul Evans Furniture Designs Beat Auction Estimates

Paul Evans Chair, ca. 1970

-Austin Auction Gallery Paul Evans Furniture Designs Beat Auction Estimates

Paul Evans Furniture, ca. 1970

-Austin Auction Gallery Paul Evans Furniture Designs Beat Auction Estimates

Paul Evans sideboard, 1970

-Austin Auction Gallery

All that glitters is not gold - and all that does well at auction is not antique, especially if it's the work of Mid-Century furniture designer Paul Evans.

At an April 18, 2010 auction held by Austin Auction Gallery in Austin, Texas, a three-lot dining suite by designer Paul Evans fetched a collective $59,225, more than double the pre-auction estimate. The furniture, which was made in 1970, obviously doesn't fall into the category of "antique" - which, by textbook definition, is 100 years old. Yet over the past decade or so interest in Evans' work has been building, and bidding at this auction was strong enough to result in the following prices:

  • $29,900 for a set of eight purple micro-suede chairs (see photo
  • $10,925 for a 'Stalagmite' dining table, in sculpted bronze and glass
  • $18,400 for a bronze sideboard with slate tablets (see more images)

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