Acquired by the Ulster Museum in 2011 as part of their permanent craft collection, our original Esker Tallboy features in the exhibition Crafted: The Fine Art of Furniture until June 4 2017.
The exhibition explores the change of style, material and functionality of furniture from the 18th century to the present day.
“This exhibition provides an insight into the changes in society– the move towards informality and experimentation. The pieces demonstrate the immense skill of the cabinet makers of the past and the furniture designers of today,” explains curator Kim Mawhinney.
Featured image shows the Esker Tallboy Tallboy in bleached oak with seven drawers which open with a push catch mechanism. The entire carcass along with the drawer fronts feature an alluring and tactile, hand carved ridge detail which flows and meanders its way around the piece. Finished with white oil.
This piece was featured in the Irish Craft Portfolio 2011 exhibition at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny. It was then acquired by the National Museum of Northern Ireland, Belfast, for inclusion in their permanent craft collection.