Antique & Fine Art Removals London
One of the main worries when it comes to moving house is the issue of valuables. The removal of fine art and antiques has to be handled correctly and by specialists.
Will that fragile piece of artwork or antique furniture make it? When it comes to antique removals Anthony Ward Thomas Removal have very specific methods for packing and loading fragile items, both for removals and for storage.
To ensure the safe removals of antique furniture and artwork, the materials we use include cardboard, various different types of bubble wrap, loose polystyrene and wooden crates. Paper is used to protect china and glass before it is loaded in a cardboard box.
Glass panes or mirrors should always have a layer of cardboard as well as bubble wrap and edges and corners need to be protected, as these are the most prone to damage. We provide a foam material designed specifically for corners and edges but layers of tape or extra cardboard can also work.
If it’s going into secure storage it is not a good idea to wrap antique furniture in plastic sheeting as this will trap moisture and, over time, create mould growth and damage.
All the materials we use are available and it is important to have the right kit, however a lot antique furniture is very breakable and often irreplaceable so to ensure a safe removal for your antique items, it is wise not to work alone and to employ a specialist who will know exactly how to pack, and more importantly, how to load safely.
At Anthony Ward Thomas we have been working in the antique and fine art removal industry for over ten years and have specialised not only in private homes but in London auction houses, storing valuable antique items for lengthy periods of time before delivering them to the showroom. If you do choose to pack your antiques yourself, make sure boxes are clearly labelled and clear guidelines are followed with wrapping furniture so that we can ensure as a safe a removal for your antique items as possible.