Paul Evans sculptural cabinet headlines Quinn & Farmer Dec. 13 auction

Circa-1800 Aaron Willard tall-case clock, est. $3,000-$5,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Circa-1800 Aaron Willard tall-case clock, est. $3,000-$5,000. Quinn & Farmer image

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – When Skip Usry of Quinn & Farmer Auctions received a phone call from a client who wanted to sell what was described as a “funny-looking metal desk thingy,” he was curious. As the client went into greater detail about the designs on its doors, Skip’s acted on a hunch and sent Emilia Penney, Quinn & Farmer’s Modern Design Specialist, to get a closer look. Her visit yielded good news: the client had an original sculpture-front cabinet designed and created by Paul Evans.

The cabinet is now the centerpiece of Quinn & Farmer’s December 13, 2014 auction to be held at the company’s gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Ken Farmer, President of Quinn & Farmer Auctions, commented on the Paul Evans cabinet: “It’s exciting to have this great opportunity to showcase the work of an acknowledged master of modern American design.”

Welded and torch-cut of polychromed steel and bronze, and topped with slate, the cabinet is typical of Evans’ well-known body of work. It carries an estimate of $60,000-$80,000.

Some additional items of notable quality in this auction include an untitled “Sonambient” sculpture by Harry Bertoia, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; a Henry Dutton Morse untitled Nature Morte oil-on-canvas that is expected to bring $3,000-$5,000; and a redwood root coffee table by Mira Nakashima, which carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. A fine Aaron Willard tall-case clock is entered with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate, while and an early American shrank expected to achieve $2,000-$3,000.

The December 13, 2014 auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

For additional details on any lot in the sale, call 434-293-2904 or e-mail information@quinnfarmer.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.liveauctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Circa-1800 Aaron Willard tall-case clock, est. $3,000-$5,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Circa-1800 Aaron Willard tall-case clock, est. $3,000-$5,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Paul Evans sculpture-front cabinet, est. $60,000-$80,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Paul Evans sculpture-front cabinet, est. $60,000-$80,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Harry Bertoia untitled Sonambient sculpture, est. $8,000-$12,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Harry Bertoia untitled Sonambient sculpture, est. $8,000-$12,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Henry Dutton Morse untitled nature morte, est. $3,000-$5,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Henry Dutton Morse untitled nature morte, est. $3,000-$5,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Mira Nakashima redwood root coffee table, est. $4,000-$6,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Mira Nakashima redwood root coffee table, est. $4,000-$6,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Early American painted shrank, est. $2,000-$3,000. Quinn & Farmer image

Early American painted shrank, est. $2,000-$3,000. Quinn & Farmer image