Fine Art Shippers is a New York-based father & son branded company specializing in handling and shipping fine art, antiques, luxury items, and collectibles of all kinds. We have been in this business since 1995, providing a full range of artwork shipping services to private collectors, art dealers, galleries, artists, and auction houses. Our specialty includes shipping paintings, decorative fine art objects, large marble statues, metal sculptures, vintage furniture, antique pianos, and other valuable and expensive items of any size and weight. In addition to all types of the artwork transport services, our dedicated team of art shippers also offers a variety of other essential services, including art packing, museum quality crating, art storage, art shuttles, white glove courier delivery, and art installation. Besides, Fine Art Shippers can assist with art insurance and customs brokerage through our reliable partners who adhere to the same values as we do.


Our mission is to provide our clients with customized fine art shipping and handling solutions of the highest quality while maintaining the affordability of all our services. Moreover, Fine Art Shippers operates not only across the United States but also internationally, offering a variety of cost-effective air and sea transportation options, which makes our company the number one choice for many reputable art business professionals.


Whatever your fine art shipping needs, you have come to the right place!

Expert Fine Art Shipping

Fine Art Shippers is a trusted fine art logistics provider offering a comprehensive range of cost-effective art handling, packing, crating, shipping, and storage solutions to private collectors, artists, auction houses, dealers, galleries, and museums.

Headquartered in the heart of New York City, with fully-equipped warehouses in Brooklyn and Elizabeth, NJ, we are perfectly located to provide swift and secure artwork transport services across the Tri-State Area and globally. Whether it comes to moving antique furniture, shipping a valuable painting, or organizing an ambitious gallery exhibition, our team is trained to assist with every aspect of the fine art transport process. We have all the necessary resources and experience to handle art of any kind, be it a complex contemporary installation or a miniature porcelain figurine.

Fine Art Shippers is here to make it easy for the art community to ship their precious possessions in the most comfortable and reliable way possible. You can trust us with your most valuable art!

About Us

Fine Art Shippers is a New York-based family-owned company with a rich experience in the field of fine art shipping and a good reputation among the art community. We are proficient in shipping fine art of any kind and know exactly how to work with fragile and exclusive items, no matter their size and weight. Aimed at providing the highest quality artwork shipping services in the fastest and most efficient manner possible, Fine Art Shippers is the best option if you want your precious possessions to arrive at their destination safe and sound!

The story of our business began with a gallery in the Chelsea Antique Center in 1995. At that time, our small team of art shippers was specializing in moving European art and antiques, various decorative objects, and exclusive Art Deco porcelain and ceramic items. Our local fine art moving services further expanded to include large paintings, sculptures, and antique furniture pieces, which allowed our team to work with many reputable interior designers and decorators. For today, Fine Art Shippers is a reliable art transportation company providing a whole range of smart moving solutions, ranging from affordable art shuttles circulating across the United States every single week to moving antique furniture and pianos to the international transportation of art and antiques.

Fine Art Shippers works with many art dealers and private collectors purchasing art from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Doyle, Bonhams, Phillips, and other reputable places. In fact, anyone who buys works of art directly from auction houses and requires their safe delivery to any destination within the United States or to another country can turn to us for timely and professional fine art shipping services. We also work with many art galleries (e.g., Impact Art Gallery, Peanut Gallery, Agora Gallery, David Ashville Galleries) and auction houses (e.g., Shapiro Auctions, Jackson’s, Roland Auctions, iGavel Auctions, Clarke Auction Gallery), offering their buyers white glove art courier services and affordable same day delivery options within the Tri-State Area.

In addition to our gallery and auction services, we also work with many talented contemporary artists, moving their artworks and whole expositions within the country and internationally. Besides, Fine Art Shippers is proficient in organizing various art exhibitions and shows, providing exhibitors and visitors with moving, packing, art installation, and many other art-related services. We also take part in such big and important annual events as the Original Miami Antique Show and the New York Architectural Digest Design Show.

Fine art shipping is a delicate job that often demands customized solutions and individual approach. Sometimes, fine art items are so precious and fragile that they need conservation and careful handling throughout the whole shipping process. For this reason, we have established a comprehensive and very effective approach to artwork shipping, involving the personal pickup of art and antique items, careful packing and crating, and their timely delivery to the destination. Since this process requires much professionalism and attention to detail, we work with only experienced art shippers and skilled craftsmen who can design and build custom wooden crates according to all standards of engineering and safe construction. What is no less important, we are constantly present during the whole process of art moving and never outsource our work to other fine art transport providers.

One more critical factor of our success as fine art shippers is that we take care of the art insurance, declaration papers, and documentation, providing our clients with the best artwork shipping experience ever. Besides, we take all responsibility for shipping fine art and antiques to the seaport or airport, as well as shipping them out through our partnering freight forwarders who offer express and smart solutions for any type of the art shipment.

Being a small business and a family-oriented art moving company working on everything ourselves, we are able to offer very competitive pricing, making our services cost-effective and affordable. As it becomes clear, Fine Art Shippers is indeed unique in approach to clients and the fine art shipping process overall. We differ from other companies by offering professional and safe artwork transport solutions, providing the whole scope of art moving, art packing, and art storage services, and taking care of all critical issues that may occur during the process of transportation. Moreover, we are 100% confident in our ability to provide the lowest shipping rates in the entire USA and globally. In other words, turning to us is undoubtedly a wise decision for everyone looking for high-quality yet affordable fine art shipping services and customized approach to clients.


  • I express my sincere gratitude to Fine Art Shippers for the comprehensive shipping services they have provided to transport my collection of Russian Icons from New York to the Miami Beach Antique and Jewelry show. In fact, this is not the first time I have used their services: earlier they helped me with the transportation to many other shows across the USA and overseas. In all cases, the company’s specialists have proved themselves as true professionals. In particular, I would like to mention our joint work for such shows in New York as the Pier show and the Armory show. They completely handled all the logistics from setup, packing and crating to shipments and delivery to clients. In general, all fine art shipping services are always provided under my budget, with high quality, and on time. It is very pleasant to receive excellent service at a reasonable price nowadays. So, thanks again for your well-coordinated work and flexible approach to clients. I highly recommend Fine Art Shippers as a professional company able to solve any delicate problem.

    Dennis Easter

  • From first-hand experience, I can attest to the highest quality of the shipping services provided by Fine Art Shippers. I had a chance to deal with them when I had to ship my artworks from St. Petersburg, Russia, to New York. Ilya Kushnirskiy and his team have appeared real professionals who have done complete service with responsibility, efficiency, promptness, and great care. Their representatives picked up my works here, in Russia, constructed special custom crates, loaded everything into a 20-foot container, and shipped them to the destination point. Fine Art Shippers themselves received my works in New Jersey, uncrated them, and finally delivered to the exhibition in New York.  Moreover, their customs broker fully helped and assisted with the process in the U.S. So I did not have any problems at all! Moreover, I was impressed with the quality of transport services, especially considering the fact that I paid a very reasonable price for such a high level of professional work. In this way, I can recommend Fine Art Shippers with the utmost confidence! As for me, I will definitely use the services you provide in future.

    Mikhail Zvyagin

  • Shapiro Auctions would like to thank Fine Art Shippers for all your help in the organization of private and auction sales! We greatly appreciate all the time and effort you have put into our collaboration for the past few years. Whether you pick up antique and fine art pieces for us, make custom crates or, what is more important, do same day shipping for our clients, your services are always excellent! Especially, my hat goes off to Oleg Kushnirskiy and his crew. You guys are the best! You have always been courteous and efficient, and you always take care of all our business transactions, as well as local and international transportation for our buyers. You truly understand how precious artworks are important and that they require extreme care. Moreover, you are the only one who can help with Russia/CIS shipments including crates. For this reason, you will always be among our recommended shipping companies! So thanks a lot for your complete cooperation and our confidence that all Shapiro Auctions items will be shipped in safety wherever it will be required across the globe. Please contact us for any assistance!

  • I am writing to congratulate you on your success in developing truly secure shipping services! Being an owner of the antique store and an art dealer showcasing my fine art pieces at the Showplace Antique Center, I am constantly confronted with the difficulties of transportation of such precious and often fragile objects. But finally I’m happy to have a service that can relax my worries and eliminate my shipping problems! And it becomes even more pleasant because I know that the charge will always be reasonable. You really satisfy all my needs in sometimes daily transactions and make even more important thing to me – leave my customers pleased. I want to thank you sincerely for your rapid response, same day crates, shipping and delivery. It is truly hard to find such quality services nowadays. Therefore, I sincerely wish you further prosperity and expanding of your fine art shipping business!

    David Ashville Gallery


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