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Happy Camper Offline
#1 Posted : Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:47:56 AM(UTC)
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Hi Folks,

would greatly appreciate your expert opinions. Trying to buy couple of rugs for my main living room and foyer. I called and talked to the owner of this ebay store (newyorkruggallery) and she seems to be very nice. Here are few links of the rugs that she said were of high quality. She told me not to get concerned about the price as she will discount it but before i talk to her i wanted to establish a baseline.

My two asks-- are they good quality rugs and what would be a good price to pay

rug#1 : http://rover.ebay.com/ro...&mtid=824&kw=lg

rug#2 : http://rover.ebay.com/ro...&mtid=824&kw=lg

Appreciate the help.

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KAD Offline
#2 Posted : Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:50:22 AM(UTC)
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I don´t directly quote rugs listed on other dealers sites - I hope you understand this. But since you asked I am giving you some hints - at the end it will be your decision to decide whether you trust someone who is presenting his / her merchandise like this or not.


This rug is not at all made 1st quarter 20th century. It is a mass production rug from the 1970´s with low grade wool and poor colors. It was reduced in length - you can see the black and white border visible at the long sides are no longer there at the narrow sides. Basically this is ok to do so to repair a rug at low cost, but it is a reduction of value and should be reflected in the products price. The rug was washed with chlorine and exposed to sunlight for a few weeks to fade the colors. This procedure is called "Dava Shore" and is used to give new rugs an antique or old look. Actually it is no scam to do so to get a rug to look old. Just selling such a rug as an antique with 100 years age is scamming the customer.


Same description as the other rug. You wrote you wanted to buy a good rug. All the rugs I found on this sellers list would not get the predicate "good" from my side. Basically low value merchandise without soul and beauty - typical ebay sellers quality catching uneducated buyers with big promises about quality and age + discounts.

If you are out to get a "good" rug it will depend on you budget you have. We start grade A Heriz, unbleached with its original color and curated quality at USD 2990.00 in this size. You can take a look at this rug, maybe you understand what I mean:


You will find good offers at other websites as well. Don´t look for poeple who sell discounts - look for poeple who sell beautiful rugs ;-)
Art Oriental - Djoharian fine oriental rug, since 1967
Ludwigstr. 21 97816 Lohr, Bavaria - Germany

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traditionalrugrepair Offline
#3 Posted : Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:57:43 PM(UTC)
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KAD explained beautifully. When you buy a rug from eBay, you have to be very careful. They sell very poor quality rug or even machine made rug as an antique or very fine handmade rug. If you are looking for good quality, one of a kind rug and don't know about rugs I highly recommend you buy from reputable dealer. If you are looking for nice looking but not necessary good quality rug eBay is a good place to buy rug.
Happy Camper Offline
#4 Posted : Monday, February 13, 2017 9:07:14 PM(UTC)
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Thank you KAD and traditionalrugrepair. I am starting to appreciate the fact that its better to buy from a reputable dealer. Appreciate the help.
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