Fine art and antiques are among our most treasured possessions. The furniture that has served our families for generations, lovingly cared for year after year, passed on from mother to daughter, father to son; the objects we’ve discovered on long drives through the Massachusetts countryside, poking into tiny little shops; paintings that move us, sculptures that express emotion in three dimensions – all of these things enrich our lives.
They also present a unique shipping challenge. How do you ship fine arts and antiques safely? Whether you’re an art collector contemplating a cross-country move or simply want to send Grandma’s breakfront to your new daughter-in-law, you’ve got a challenge on your hands. Here’s what you need to know about shipping fine art and antiques from or to the greater Boston, MA area.