As you already know, Fine Art Shippers offers professional auction shipping services to meet the needs of both buyers and sellers. We can pack, crate, and ship fine art of any kind to literally anywhere in the world. Moreover, this applies not only to paintings, sculptures, and modern art but also to various antiquities and artifacts. In fact, shipping antiques has been an integral part of our business since the very beginning, and we possess all the required skills, experience, and knowledge to handle these precious items with the care and attention they deserve. For this reason, Fine Art Shippers is a preferred fine art shipping company for many trustworthy auction houses and antique dealers in New York City.
Our auction shipping services include a variety of options, including picking up valuables from Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Shipping antiques sold by the world’s leading auction houses is an honor for our team, and we are always happy when our clients entrust us with such a delicate job. In this blog post, we want to tell you about the amazing terracotta figurine we were hired to pick up from Sotheby’s along with other unique art pieces.
Antique terracotta figurines are highly valuable, so it is no wonder that such items are often sold for tens of thousands of dollars at auctions worldwide. It is needless to say that packing and shipping antiques like that are a big responsibility, so it is always better to hire professional art shippers for this job. In the photos below, you can see our team picking up merchandise from Sotheby’s auction house and the process of packing a terracotta figurine, which usually includes several crucial steps:
- wrapping in special packing paper;
- wrapping in bubble wrap;
- soft-packing in a sturdy cardboard box;
- custom wood crating.
When it comes to shipping antiques, to use a custom built wooden crate is very important. While soft-packing is usually enough for local transportation, it is by no means enough if you are shipping antique to another state or overseas. The truth is that you never know what can happen in transit, so it is highly recommended to protect your precious possessions in the best way possible. This is where professional packing and crating services come into play.
Whether shipping antiques nationally or internationally, Fine Art Shippers can provide you with a variety of affordable options, including art shuttles circulating every other week across the United States. Please do not hesitate to contact our team with any questions you have. We will be happy to help you find the right solution to your art shipping problem!