Rye Auction Galleries, the East Sussex saleroom based in Rock Channel, Rye, have closed down.
A statement on their website says: "As a
long-standing local business the decision to close Rye Auction
Galleries was not taken lightly," but "due to the changing face of
the industry (the evolution of competition through online auction
services and internet shopping sites), demand for services and a
lack of potential for future development, T. Bourne & Son
[owners since 1992] decided to focus efforts on the future
development of other businesses within the group."