Posted by Steve Price on April 20, 1999 at 04:31:51:
In Reply to: The Repair Question posted by Robert Torchia on April 19, 1999 at 14:06:08:
Dear Robert, Marla, etc.,
There's all kinds of people out there who collect all kinds of stuff. Some rug collectors love their rugs more if the rugs have sufffered much (I recall reading of a collector who used that very phrase), but many others prefer things in pretty good shape. Indeed, in some places the collectors virtually insist that the pieces be pristine (hence, the dealer's phrase, "this one is in German condition").
And if you think rug collectors are tolerant of things in advanced states of deterioration, have a look at any published collection of art from sub-Saharan Africa!
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