“That’s a good piece, you should buy it.”
The auction catalog description read, “Persian Heriz carpet, geometric central medallion and stylized floral decoration on madder red ground with ivory spandrels, 9′ 6″ x 11′ 9″. Estimate: $700-$900.”
Offered by local auction house O’Gallerie, the rug met my three criteria: It was the right orange-red color; the size was right for my living room; and the estimate was within my budget.
That the other, seemingly more sophisticated rug aficionados in Read More