Architectural ice bucket by Paul Evans
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A highly unusual Modernist ice bucket of architectural form created by the designer Paul Evans (American, 1931-1987), the lift-out stainless steel bucket for the ice is enclosed within an extremely substantial burr-walnut veneered ‘building’ with polished brass arches set into each side. The stepped lid hinges opens to reveal the bucket, which bears the manufacturer’s marks to the underside. American, circa 1970.
Height: 16 inches (41 cm)
Footprint: 14 inches (35 cm) square
Paul Evans was born in Pennsylvania in 1931. Having studied sculpture, metal work and silver at the Cranbrook Institute of Art, he exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York in 1957. In 1964 he became Director of the furniture manufacturer Directional, and continued designing furniture, sculpture and metalwork until his premature death aged 56. He is regarded today as one of the foremost American designers of the 1960s and 1970s, and his now famous Cityscape series continues to be highly sought after, on both sides of the Atlantic.
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