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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222 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC 28374