“Duncan Phyfe is one of my personal heroes,” Ginny said. “He may not be as popular as he once was, but there’s no denying the impact he had on American design and early furniture. That’s why when I see a Duncan Phyfe piece, if I can afford it, I buy it.”
“You’d be surprised how flexible the definition of what my wife considers ‘affordable’ is,” Alec laughed. “One way I try to keep the budget under control is to look for ways to save money on shipping.” Alec and Ginny live in Maine, a good distance from their favorite antique hunting grounds in the South Shore. “What we’ve found is that investing in high-quality, knowledgeable shipping services is a great idea.”
“We’ve tried the shipping services you find in an Office Max or Staples,” Ginny confirmed. “Those guys might be great if you want to ship documents or maybe a small package, but you don’t want to choose them for shipping antique furniture.” She frowns as she recounts the story of a Phyfe double pedestal table that arrived broken. “There was no accountability: they offered to reimburse us, but the issue with antique furniture is never reimbursement – it’s that these items are one of a kind and irreplaceable!”
“Insist on custom crating for all your antique furniture purchases,” Alec said. “That’s what we like about Boston Pack and Ship. They build wooden shipping crates to order, designed specifically to protect your antique furniture while still keeping the budget under control. These crates are durable and well-made. We’ve never had an issue with damaged furniture since we started using Boston Pack and Ship.”
Boston Pack and Ship is your South Shore antique furniture shipping expert. We ship furniture of all sizes, from the simplest end table to the largest wardrobe, buffet, or other antique piece. Give us a call if you’ve got questions. We’re here to make your life easier!