Runner races to top spot

A Bokhara pattern runner – £3700 at Michael J Bowman.

An unusual offering at the Chudleigh rooms of Michael J Bowman (17.5% buyer’s premium) was this 3ft 11in (1.19m) long Bokhara pattern runner.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | ATG Reporter

It was catalogued a/f to reflect its condition and bidding went to £50 before two online bidders moved in.

They considered the runner to be a tribal piece from 19th century Turkmenistan and it topped the July 20 auction in Devon when it sold to a buyer from Turkey at £3700.