Art & Antiques
Built for Artwork
Antique & Fine Art Shipping Solutions in Chicago
Craters & Freighters Chicago is a highly respected service provider for entities or individuals in need of safe handling, packaging, and transporting of their art, antiques, and heirlooms. Art galleries, auctioneers, collectors, and museums look to us to safely move their valuable and fragile items. Whether they will be transported across town or around the world, we have the expertise to safely crate and ship any type of item.
Services Tailored to Your Item’s Specific Needs
We start with a full assessment of the items including risk, storage, and environmental factors such as climate, temperature and humidity, pickup conditions, mode of transport, and final destination requirements. All are factored into selecting the appropriate container and cushioning system for securing valuables during shipment.
Fine Art & Antique Insurance Coverage
Craters & Freighters provides expert packing services, which allows us to offer you coverage on original art, glass, and antiques (for exclusions, see Terms & Conditions). Available insurance coverage for art and antique shipments includes:
- Full Coverage Cargo – based on declared value
- Limited Liability Insurance – for lost items only
Typically, if a customer elects to purchase our insurance coverage and a value is declared, Craters & Freighters will insure the item from the time of pickup, during the packing and crating process, and through to delivery.
You can trust us with your high-value, one-of-a-kind items including heirlooms, antique furniture, collectables, and memorabilia from pickup through delivery.
Our Fine Art Shipping Services
Craters & Freighters is a trusted resource for the safe handling, packaging, and transporting of fine art, antiques, and heirlooms.
- Local pickup and delivery
- Custom packing and cushioning
- Wood crates and corrugated containers
- Transportation — carrier selection based on item, budget, time frame
- White-glove delivery – includes unpacking and setup
- Auction packaging, crating, shipping
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