iGavel Interiors: Asian Art from a Pinehurst North Carolina Estate

April 18 - May 2, 2017

Sale Code: J9RK

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An Asian Collection from the Estate of Joan Eggerss Wilkinson, 1924- 2016

 In 1960, Joan and her husband Howard joined the Alpha Cellulose Corporation in Bloomington, Illinois. In 1968, Alpha Cellulose Corporation moved their headquarters to Lumberton, North Carolina, where Joan was President and CEO until her retirement in 1994.  During her years at Alpha Cellulose, she and her husband traveled to Asia and Europe, where much of her collection was acquired.

Joan had a special love for the Asian esthetic and hired architect Elizabeth Lee and landscape architect Dick Bell in designing her Japanese style homes in Lumberton and in Pinehurst at The Country Club of North Carolina.


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All shipping must be arranged by the buyer within 48 hours of the sale’s closing.

Recommended shipper:

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222 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC 28374
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Conducted by Daniel B Godfrey NC auctioneer license #9507