We are experts at moving antiques and framed artwork, today we provide specialist antique moving services including professionally trained art handlers and the bespoke crating of artwork or heavy statues.
We never forget that antiques are often loved family heirlooms, as well as being valuable, so we always move them with the due care and respect they deserve. If you are moving your antiques, it is best to get in touch with us at Abs Transport and discuss your moving requirements.
Abs Transport packers are fully trained art handlers and they will ensure that your antiques are handled in a specific and specialised manner. Throughout the move we work closely with our customers, explaining how we intend to treat each antique and protect it for its move. Antiques can either be packed and wrapped to export standard or crated in a specialist wooden crate depending on what is the best option for that item.
Here are some of our approaches to moving antiques:
Moving china and glass antiques would take a thorough assessment and, if necessary, these items would be packed in a specialist wooden crate containing flow pack (poly chips) which will protect them from possible dangers.
Antique furniture would be fully export wrapped as a minimum, ensuring that all weak points are protected. If the item is large and unwieldy this could also be crated, as this is a more stable way of moving delicate items.
Paintings can be wrapped but the best form of protection is a crate. This way they are more secure and avoid the risk of possibly falling on something, maybe a stone on the floor which could damage it.
Antique books are packed so that they do not move. For antique books and those of a great value, we can adapt other techniques to provide protection. This could include extra wrapping. We have plenty of experience, having moved many large library collections.
Antique silverware is best protected in acid free paper. This can also be used to prevent tarnishing and if required these items would be crated.
If you have many antiques to move then the best option is to arrange a free home moving survey, so we can visit you at your home and discuss your antiques requirements.
Fine Art Shipping
Our specialist fine art shipping division is proficient in the packing and international transportation of antique furniture, bespoke and reproduction furniture, traditional and contemporary works of art, sculptures and items of architectural merit. We are regularly commissioned by antique dealers, galleries, museums, interior designers and private buyers from around the globe, a testament to our experience and expertise.
Our packers are the best in the business and pack to the highest standards combining traditional packing skills with the latest packaging materials to ensure the best possible protection. We offer daily collections in London and collect nationwide.
For further information on our specialist fine art packing and antiques shipping services please complete our FINE ART QUOTE or simply call us and get the facts from our friendly experts.
Fine Art Shipping Services
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Shipment by sea, air or road worldwide