Posted by Randy Crist on July 01, 1999 at 13:53:31:
In Reply to: Re: Try #2 for image posted by Michael Wendorf on June 30, 1999 at 22:15:08:
Well, Wendel has, in a kind way, suggested that my date might be a lot of bull. As any owner does, I want to believe it has good age, but should be taken to task for it if my conclusions are unreasonable. I think the piece is a good example of the problems with dating such stuff. I do think that it is old (not a late 19th century item). To be a name dropper, John Collins thinks it is quite old, as do a couple of dealer friends in my area. It's a tough call to make without handling the piece. I wonder when we will be able to "virtually handle" a rug.
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