Tips for Moving Antiques and Fine Art

Classic art on a wooden shelf

In this blog entry, the expert antique moving service, residential moving service, and full service packing and storage service experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail some essential tips for moving antiques and fine art.

Pre-Move Research

We recommend starting the packing process as early as possible. Set aside time to do all necessary research including moving quotes, and measuring artwork and antiques. Make a detailed inventory of your valuables and antiques so you can better keep track of your things during the move, and let the movers know if they need any insurance.

 

Avoid Furniture Disassembly

Antique furniture is often put and held together in a range of unique ways. We recommend keeping your antique furniture in one piece. If you try to disassemble any furniture, you could easily damage it or lower its value. Consult an antique furniture expert about potential disassembly or transportation tips.

 

Protecting Your Assets

If you need to move or transport a large or delicate piece of art, trust in the art moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage. Our team will fully wrap and protect your art before transport. For art wrapping, place smaller items on a flat surface, and then wrap them in bubble wrap. Properly wrap all artwork including the rear of artwork before placing it in the moving box – then seal the wrap with tape. Large artworks, paneled pieces, and mirrors might need to be removed from their frames – but only do this with the assistance of a professional. In general, it’s always best to pack art in custom art packing crates for extra protection and peace of mind.

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Tips for Moving Antiques and Fine Art

Classic art on a wooden shelf

In this blog entry, the expert antique moving service, residential moving service, and full service packing and storage service experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail some essential tips for moving antiques and fine art.

Pre-Move Research

We recommend starting the packing process as early as possible. Set aside time to do all necessary research including moving quotes, and measuring artwork and antiques. Make a detailed inventory of your valuables and antiques so you can better keep track of your things during the move, and let the movers know if they need any insurance.

 

Avoid Furniture Disassembly

Antique furniture is often put and held together in a range of unique ways. We recommend keeping your antique furniture in one piece. If you try to disassemble any furniture, you could easily damage it or lower its value. Consult an antique furniture expert about potential disassembly or transportation tips.

 

Protecting Your Assets

If you need to move or transport a large or delicate piece of art, trust in the art moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage. Our team will fully wrap and protect your art before transport. For art wrapping, place smaller items on a flat surface, and then wrap them in bubble wrap. Properly wrap all artwork including the rear of artwork before placing it in the moving box – then seal the wrap with tape. Large artworks, paneled pieces, and mirrors might need to be removed from their frames – but only do this with the assistance of a professional. In general, it’s always best to pack art in custom art packing crates for extra protection and peace of mind.

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"Wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for your efforts and note that Miguel and his team were excellent during the move! Really professional and efficient." - Eric, NY