Sideboard Credenza Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans Philip Lloyd Powell
 Rare and Early Walnut Wall Hanging Cabinet by Paul Evans and Phillip Powell Philip Lloyd Powell
 Studio Crafted Walnut Sofa  Philip Lloyd Powell
Pair of Early Candlesticks Philip Lloyd Powell
 Two Walnut Table Studio Made Philip Lloyd Powell
 Pair of Carved Wood Doors by Phillip Powell Philip Lloyd Powell
Walnut Desk by Phillip Lloyd Powell Philip Lloyd Powell
 Carved American Walnut Coffee Table Phillip Lloyd Powell Philip Lloyd Powell

Philip Lloyd Powell
(USA, 1919−2008)

Philip Lloyd Powell

Brief Biography:
Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1919, Phillip Lloyd Powell began crafting furniture during his teen years. After studying mechanical engineering at the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia and then meteorology at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. In 1947 he moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania where he purchased an acre of land and began building his home. Inspired by George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick, Powell began developing his own designs in the early fifties, which he sold from his New Hope shop. By 1953 he had moved his showroom to Mechanic Street, where he would create a line of lamps as well as slate-topped tables and chairs. When designer-craftsman Paul Evans moved to New Hope in 1955, Powell and Evans opened a joint showroom and began collaborating on screens, tables, and cabinets.rnIn 1957 a Powell and Evans? metal sculptured-front chest was included in the Museum of Contemporary Crafts? seminal exhibition Furniture by Craftsmen, which showcased objects by such key participants in the Studio Furniture movement as Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima. In 1961 Powell and Evans exhibited their work in a two-man exhibition at America House in New York. rnShortly after Powell and Evans ended their collaboration in New Hope in 1966, Powell began to travel extensively while still working on commissions.rnPowell passed away in March of 2008 at the age of 88.