Posted by Yon Bard on March 07, 1999 at 13:42:13:
In Reply to: Re: Would you buy a rug on the Internet? posted by Katharine Hawks on March 07, 1999 at 01:10:46:
Katharine, I find your story delightful. Never mind all those people who try to convince you that you probably made a terrible mistake - the only important thing is that you are enjoying your purchases! Before I became a serious collector I bought some of my floor rugs at so called hotel auctions, and though I have not seen a single rug book that does not tell me what a foolish thing it is that I did, in fact I got a whole bunch of terrific rugs. One of these, a modern Isphahan, is invariably picked as my most beautiful rug by all non-ruggie visitors (and I must admit that I still rather like it myself). I bought it for about one third of what a well-established reputable dealer asked for a similar piece. So much for conventional wisdom.
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