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Art & Antiques

Built for Artwork

Antique & Fine Art Shipping Solutions in Nashville

Craters & Freighters Nashville 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.

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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.

Fine Art Shipping Services

Craters & Freighters is a trusted resource for the safe handling, packaging, and transporting of fine art, antiques, and heirlooms.

Read here how how we build wooden crates for shipping art.

Leaders in Art Shipping

Whatever it is you’re looking to transport, we know how to ship it. We have experience handling virtually every type of artwork, including:

  • High-value, one-of-a-kind items
  • Museum-quality works
  • Paintings of all kinds, including encaustic wax pieces
  • Sculptures including ceramic and glass, polychrome, stone and plaster, metals
  • Ethnographic materials like furniture and wooden objects
  • Textiles and fibers such as paper and books, leather, fur and more.

Art Shipping Capabilities

Our mastery in shipping ensures that your items will arrive at their destination on schedule and undamaged.


Safe Handling — The shipping of fine art shouldn’t be entrusted to inexperienced shippers. Craters & Freighters’ proven process begins with a thorough assessment that considers factors such as product fragility, size, and value, pickup conditions, mode of transport, environmental variables such as climate, and final destination requirements. Each requirement is factored into the appropriate container and cushioning system for ensuring damage-free shipment.

Flexible Service — 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 storage and uncrating. If you need an economical option to ship your items, we can provide the optimal solution from boxes and pallets to crates used for shipping. Tell us your need, and we will make it happen.

Scalable Offerings — No move is too large or too small for Craters & Freighters. We have served clients moving everything from single paintings to entire exhibitions.

In-House Packaging — 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 physically performs—and insures—its own packaging from more than 65 locations nationwide, relying on 30+ years of proven packaging methods. When you choose Craters & Freighters, you know exactly who will be handling your items, and you can rest assured that those people are up to the task.

Get a fast, free, no-obligation cost estimate from Craters & Freighters Nashville.

We recognize that you have a variety of fine art shipping companies in Nashville to choose from. Allow us to give you a free quote. Provide some information on your needs, and we’ll get back to you right away with a figure you can use in your planning.

Serving all of Nashville and Chattanooga, TN, as well as Huntsville & Birmingham, AL