PAUL EVANS (1931 - 1987); DORSEY READING (b. 1942); PAUL EVANS STUDIO
Custom-made Sculpture Front cabinet doors for Paul Evans Studio by Dorsey Reading, New Hope, 1965; Welded, torch-cut, polychromed and bronzed steel, 23 k gold leaf, wood; Welded signature and date PAUL EVANS 65; 75 _Ó x 43 _Ó x 20Ó; Dorsey Reading was Paul EvansÕ chief craftsman from 1959 until 1982. The doors of this cabinet were fabricated for ReadingÕs own New Hope home in 1965.
Sale Price: $81,250
Estimate: $60,000 - $90,000
Cabinet presents well and is in excellent condition. Finish to original doors is from the period and has very minor areas of loss and minimal oxidation. Gilding retouched. Dorsey constructed the supporting cabinet and base ca. 2005 to original Evans-designed specifications and feature patchwork polychrome steel with oxblood painted interior, gilt drawer fronts, felt-wrapped shelves, and bronzed steel pulls.