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Moving antiques and fine art from point A to point B is an inherently delicate process. One wrong move could see that priceless piece reduced to a pile of worthless fragments. This being the case, what exactly are some specialist techniques to ensure that fine furniture, precious oil paintings and fragile ceramics remain perfectly preserved?
Cadogan Tate Fine Art Logistic’s Managing Director, Graham Enser, believes that the scratches, tears, holes, snags, cracks and scars that restorers enjoy and antiques and fine art endure every year usually occur when such pieces are being moved or shipped.
“Transporting fine art requires specialist craftsmen who are trained and equipped to handle delicate pieces” Graham explains. “I am constantly surprised that art collectors will spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a piece but will skimp on moving costs, trusting its fate to a non-specialist parcel or shipping company.”
“When it comes to moving and storing fine art and antiques, I have some simple, common-sense tips which can help to keep precious items in pristine condition.”
Cadogan Tate provides a full packing, storage moving and international shipping service for the transportation of fine art and antiques and has an innovative online quotation service for the fine art industry.
“picturepack.net is Cadogan Tate’s instant online quotation service for shipping fine art,” Graham Enser explains. “The internet-based service for the shipping of flat fine art of all shapes, paintings of all mediums, drawings, prints and photographs.”
“The service allows you to find a price for shipping in seconds. As long as you know the longest length of the piece of art, the countries it is being shipped to and from, the value and whether insurance is required, the picturepack.net website provides an instant quotation for the packing, handling, shipping, insurance, customs and legal formalities,” he said.
For more information about Cadogan Tate, please visit www.cadogantate.com or call +44 (0) 207 819 6600