Packing & Crating
Buying a fine art piece or antique is only the first step in the lengthy and scrupulous process of having it in your home or private gallery. After the initial pleasure and excitement of having this item has passed, you have to make a decision about the way in which you will ship it to the intended destination. Hence, you have to select a company providing comprehensive fine art shipping and handling services. It is needless to say that in such a case, it is better to select the one offering door-to-door white glove art courier service that involves the complete charge of your new acquisitions from the point of picking them up until their ultimate delivery to the destination. Fine art shipping is a complex process requiring art logistics and attention to detail, which you can find here, at Fine Art Shippers. The core components of that process are art packing and crating, and, what is no less important, skillful artwork handling, which requires professional knowledge about the item’s weaknesses, potential of breaks, cracks, openings, etc. Our decades of experience as professional art shippers and handlers have allowed us to perfect all these skills and develop a secure process of fine art shipping and packing able to meet the specific needs of our clients.
Art Packing. As a reliable fine art shipping company working with art and antiques of any kind, we understand how important it is for fine art owners to receive high-quality packaging services from art shippers. Besides, not every art collection gets installed right after its purchase. Moreover, some works of art have to wait for their time and place in the art storage, while there are construction or renovation processes in private homes or galleries/auction houses. Hence, we offer high-quality art packing services intended to protect artworks during their storage or further transportation. We ensure that all items are properly packed with only the best quality materials and ready to withstand any challenges, no matter whether packaging is needed for their storage, local moving, or shipping abroad.
Art Crating. While professional art packing and handling are the most important aspects of the art transportation process, sometimes they are not enough to protect artwork in transit. Fine art shipping often requires wood crating. Moreover, each piece of art or antiques should be treated independently, depending on its weight, size, and other physical properties. For this reason, we provide in-house custom crating services to ensure the safe and secure transportation of every item. Fine Art Shippers produces a variety of high-quality customized crates to meet the shipping needs of diverse works of art, ranging from small paintings to large sculptures, each intended to protect our clients’ possessions from damage in any unforeseen conditions.
The custom crates produced by professional carpenters who work for us as crate makers guarantee the highest quality of crating services required for professional art packing, art delivery, art shipping, and art handling. We hire only dedicated crating personnel passionate about their vocation and possessing rich, invaluable experience in engineering crates and securing items inside them, even when it comes to large art pieces. Crate making is a precise and responsible craftsmanship process for stabilization of every piece of art during transportation, so we deal with only true experts able to protect the most fragile and valuable items. It is also worth noting that Fine Art Shippers has two warehouses, one in Brooklyn, NYC and one in Elizabeth, NJ, both employing skilled workers with many years of expertise in custom furniture manufacturing. Our art crates are reliable and durable, and they are suitable for even international art transportation, so you may rest assured that your artworks are handled securely and safely at any stage of the fine art shipping process.
At Fine Art Shippers, we additionally provide uncrating services, which is also a serious challenge for those having their fine art items transported. In case you receive a big shipment and need to organize its transportation to another location, you may face the problem of crates’ disposal. After all, they represent large pieces of wood, and their utilization may be problematic. Since many buildings require professional insurance permissions for unpacking, delivery, and installation of fine art works, we may be just the right choice for you. Fine Art Shippers has such licensing, and we can unpack your artworks and take care of wooden crates or another packing/crating material that you do not need anymore. Plus, we offer a full range of art installation services for your convenience.
Finally, even though Fine Art Shippers is headquartered in New York City, we also work with clients across the USA and globally. So if you need art packing and crating services in Los Angeles or any other city, we are ready to help you out and ship your artworks to any place!