Rugs to Riches, An Insider's Guide to Oriental Rugs

 
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Rugs to Riches is an authoritative, lively, and eminently practical guide for people who want to learn the dos and don'ts of choosing handmade oriental rugs. Caroline Bosly, one of the foremost rug brokers in the world, describes the various types of rugs and their origins, explains the difference between buying new and antique rugs, and tells you how to buy a rug of any size at the best possible price. Written in a simple, straightforward style that strips away the mystique from oriental rugs, Rugs to Riches also advises you on:

Determining whether a rug is handmade or not, and whether it has been altered in any way.

Evaluating a rug's condition and determining whether the retail price is a fair one, using a simple point system.

Bargaining down the price of a rug, no matter what type of store you find it in.

Selling a rug and making a profit.

Decorating with oriental rugs and ensuring that they remain clean and in good repair.

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"If you want to learn as much as you can about fine Oriental rugs as effortlessly as possible, then...Rugs to Riches is a must for your reference library."

-- Antique Monthly

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Book Description Unwin Hyman, London England, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Updated & Revised Third Edition. Hardcover Rugs to Riches an Insiders Guide The author came into oriental rugs quite by chance : she knew a stockbroker who just happened to have connections with the rug trade and she bought her first rug through him. The sight of the old Cutler Street warehouse made such an impression that she bought several pieces (instead of the one that she had come for), and showed them to her circles of friends all of whom were impressed with the magic of the rugs and their price which was so much less than they had been accutomed. illustrated. 247pp some light shelfewear to jacket. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 096566

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