Concerning rippon-boswell's September 2010 sale RK would have to comment both, but the stupidity end is the far greater.
Everyone knows business is bad, and not only the rug business.
However, there is also little doubt great pieces, be they paintings or other types of art -- including antique and historic carpets of all types --, bring great prices.
This is as positive an idea as rain is wet.
So why try to off-load mediocre, cheap pieces as bozwell exhibits for sale when such goods were always difficult to find buyers for, and surely now that business is bad are equally as unsaleable?
RK has never been impressed with mr bozwell's, aka detlef maltzahn, supposed rug expertise or his business acumen.
Putting together such a piss-poor sale, as the coming September 25th non-extravagazena demonstrates, can have only one result -- a piss-poor one.
Does mr bozwell imagine numerous bidders for the 282 easily forgettable, at the best, lots?
Clearly if he does he should put down the pipe, and if he doesn't they why on God's green earth hold such a sale?
RK feels sorry for the foolish consignors, after all putting rugs in bozwell's hands costs even if they don't sell -- there ain't no free rides when maltzahn takes your goods.
It is also patently clear mr bozwell doesn't hold much anticipation of success for the sale as his usual over-blown and often questionable "descriptions" don't grace his catalog -- well at least the one on his website RK referenced.
Frankly speaking, RK believes maltzahn is a dummy and meat-head for having this sale and we can only believe his greed in doing so has been exceeded by his stupidity.
But, heck, that's why we started calling it rugDUMB, and still do...