Need to ship a valuable oil painting, sculpture, or other artwork?
Artwork requires expert handling for safe transport. Trust Craters & Freighters of Washington DC, the company that museums, galleries, and artists rely upon to ship these items safely and economically all over the world.
Experience and Reputation
Museums, auctions houses, galleries, artists, and collectors rely upon us to move their delicate and valuable pieces safely across the country and around the world. We have shipped literally millions of paintings, sculptures, and other works of art, with values into the millions of dollars. The Washington, DC area's foremost galleries, auctioneers, and artists know us as the company to rely up on for consistent, quality service.
The shipping of fine art cannot be entrusted to inexperienced shippers. Craters & Freighters of Washington DC's proven technique begins with a thorough assessment that considers factors such as product fragility, size, and value; pickup conditions; mode of transport; environmental factors such as climate; and final destination requirements. Each requirement is factored into the appropriate container and cushioning system for ensuring damage free shipment.
Most "crating and shipping companies" are actually brokers who outsource the most critical task - the packaging of your items for safe transport - to so-called "agents" or "affiliates". Craters & Freighters of Washington DC physically performs - and insures - its own packaging from 67 locations nationwide, relying upon nearly 23+ years of proven packaging methods. When you choose Craters & Freighters of Washington DC, you know exactly who will be handling your items, and you can rest assured that the people handling your items are up to the task.
No move is too large or too small for Craters & Freighters of Washington DC. We have served clients moving everything from single paintings to entire exhibitions.
We understand that different customers have different needs. Our customer service team will work with you to create a solution that meets your individual needs - from expedited service to extended services such as de-installation, storage, and uncrating. If you need an economical option to ship your items, we can provide the optimal solution from crates to boxes to pallets. Tell us your need, and we will make it happen.
You can trust us with your:
- Ceramics & Glass
- Museum Quality Items
- Ethnographic Materials
- Furniture & Wooden Objects
- Leather & Fur
- Encaustic Wax
- Paper & Books
- Stone & Plaster
- Textiles & Fibers
- High Value One-of-a-Kind Items
Our Art Services
- Local Pick-ups & Delivery
- Custom Packing & Cushioning
- Wood Crates - Custom designed and built
- Corrugated Containers
- Shipping - Carrier selection based on item, budget, time frame
- Shipping Insurance - Our professional packing allows us to offer you coverage on original art, glass, and antiques
- White Glove Delivery Available - includes unpacking and set-up