Linda Wrigglesworth collection under the hammer

Last year during Asian Art in London I paid Linda Wrigglesworth a visit. She has an interesting collection of antique textiles and Korean costume alongside her own more modern takes on the oriental style. I particularly liked the rather fine 19th century purple official’s robe (below), not that I would have a use for it for everyday wear. For decorative wall-hanging though she has some beautiful pojagi – decorative wrapping cloths (example right).

Wrigglesworth’s complete Korean collection is coming under the hammer during this year’s Asian Art in London, at an auction at Christies on 6 November. At their South Kensington sale rooms (85 Old Brompton Road) at 10:30am her collection is included in the sale of Japanese Art and Asian Textiles.

Search the Chrities website for sale number 5335, then use the filters to get Item Category = Textiles and Costume and Origin = Korea.

19th Century Official's Robe
Linda Wrigglesworth - 19th Century Official

d5142356lUpdate:

  • The Pojagi pictured above raised £4,750 (against an estimate of £4-6,000)
  • The costume pictured in the thumbnail on the right raised £3,750 (estimate £3-4,000)
  • Other items failed to sell

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