Financial Times

“US limewood carver David Esterly whose master died 300 years ago”: article by Jonathan Foyle


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The Magazine Antiques

“Lost (and found) illusions”: David Esterly’s article on painted and carved letter racks.


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The Magazine Antiques

“Thomas Jefferson’s Letter Rack”: article by Elizabeth Pochoda


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Final Commission


“Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack”
For Chrystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville AR.
On view from July 26, 2019-August 19, 2019.
Subsequent viewing to be determined.


September 6 — December 10, 2017

Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
Hamilton College
Clinton NY

September 13, 2014 — January 18, 2015

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR

January 29 – March 10 2013

The Art of Subtraction: Carvings by David Esterly

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica NY 13502

January 8 – January 18 2013

The Art of Subtraction: Limewood Carvings by David Esterly

W. M. Brady and Company
22 East 80th Street
New York NY 10075