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Art Crating


Solutions for Antique and Fine Art Packing and Crating in Seattle/NW

Auctioneers, collectors, and museums rely on us to safely move their delicate and valuable antiques across the country and around the world. From fine art and antiques, to precious heirlooms, our proven process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your product including risk, storage, environmental factors such as climate, temperature, and humidity, pickup conditions, mode of transport, and final destination. All of these factors are considered in choosing the appropriate container and cushioning system to protect valuable items during shipping.

Services Customized to Each Item’s Specific Needs

For nearly three decades, Craters & Freighters has been a leader in specialized solutions for the packaging, crating, and shipping of paintings. That’s why the most selective art experts rely on us to move their fragile pieces. No other provider can match our expertise with one-of-a-kind artwork.

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Insurance Coverage for Fine Art & Antiques

Craters & Freighters offers different types of insurance coverage for valuable shipments including:

  • Full Coverage Cargo – based on declared value
  • Limited Liability Insurance – for lost items only

Generally, if a customer elects to purchase our insurance coverage and a value is declared, we insure the item from pickup to delivery.

Expert Fine Art Shipping

We design, build, and cushion all our crates and corrugated containers specifically for the artwork being shipped. High-value, one-of-a-kind items, heirlooms, antique furniture, collectables, and memorabilia – you can trust us to handle it all with care.

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With 33 years of experience, we specialize in providing packaging, crating, and shipping solutions, both domestically and globally. Our holistic solutions encompass custom clearance and timely delivery to your desired destination.

In Seattle, we offer a one-stop solution for all your shipping needs. We handle everything from packaging and crating to domestic and international shipping, including final destination delivery and custom clearance.

Provide some information on your crating, packaging, and shipping needs, and we’ll get back to you right away with a figure you can use in your planning. 

Proudly serving most of Washington and Idaho and parts of British Columbia. Including but not limited to Bellingham, Vancouver, WA, Vancouver/BC, Victoria/BC, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, Kirkland, Federal Way, and the Islands near Seattle. We are also experienced in shipping to/from Guam, Canada, Alaska, and the Hawaiian Islands.