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Shipping Antiques Across Country with TSI

Whether you’re moving an entire household, distributing an estate, or shipping one or two antiques on their own, TSI makes it easy to ship antiques across country or long distances. With our nationwide network of professional antique shipping partners, TSI’s expert problem solvers specialize in creating customized plans for moving or shipping antiques. 

All of TSI’s antique shipping solutions include professional packing and preparation to ensure your pieces arrive undamaged, including custom crating and climate-controlled trucks if needed. Need to move or ship antiques from multiple origins to a single destination, or from a single origin to multiple destinations? We can help with that too. Request an antique shipping quote for more information. We can move or ship antiques across country or any distance longer than 150 miles, including:

Call us at 800-626-1257 between 9 am and 6 pm EST for an immediate quote, a typical call takes less than five minutes.

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Shipping Antique Services & Options

If you need to ship antiques across country or long distance, our White Glove Consolidated shipping service is often the best option. If you need a faster delivery or have an entire home’s worth of stuff to ship (in addition to your art collection), our live shipping experts may recommend our Full Service Expedited moving service. The exact cost of your shipment will depend on the size and number of items, the distance, and any special considerations such as glass or delicate components.

White Glove Consolidated

  • Professional preparation of the furniture
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Limited liability coverage

Full Service Expedited

  • Expedited timing
  • Full professional packing
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Full valuation protection insurance

Antique Shipping FAQs

How does TSI transport antique furniture?

All antiques shipped by TSI are transported using our white glove service. We’ll start with a full assessment of your items, including details about the piece, final destination requirements, pick-up conditions, and more. Our logistics specialists will then make recommendations about the best way to package, insure, and transport your antiques. Once you find the right antique shipping solution, TSI will oversee the execution of the job, from packing to pick up to transport and delivery.

How do I pack my antique and fragile furniture for shipping?

Every antique item is unique and will require different packing considerations. Generally, there are three ways to pack antiques: blanket wrapping, boxing, and crating. 

All antique shipments carried by TSI include expert preparation and packing to ensure that your antique items are properly packed for safe and seamless transport. Depending on the item, we may recommend having your item(s) custom crated on-site for additional protection. For step-by-step instructions on how to pack and prepare your antiques for shipment, read our “How Do I Ship Antiques?” guide.

How do I ship a large antique?

The safest way to ship large antiques is to pack them in a properly sized and fitted crate. At TSI, we offer custom crating options for fragile or large antique items. If our logistics specialists can’t find a crate that is the perfect size for your item, we will have one built on-site. We take extra care to secure your valuables so that small, moving, or decorative parts will not be damaged. Different items may have different requirements or recommendations so be sure to ask your logistics specialist. Clocks, for example, must have the inner workings removed and packed separately before being crated.

How is antique shipping insured?

All of TSI’s white glove shipping services include federally mandated limited liability coverage, which pays out at 60 cents per pound. For all antique pieces, we highly recommend purchasing additional insurance to cover the value of the item(s). Insurance costs $6 per $100 worth of value.

How much does it cost to ship an antique?

Pricing varies based on location, item details, access limitations at pickup or delivery, and more. To ship an antique grandfather clock 1,000 miles with custom crating would be approximately $1600 and without custom crating but blanket wrapped would be approximately $1250. To ship an heirloom chest with blanket wrapping would range between an estimated $640 and $839 to go long distance depending on the destination.

Customer Opinions Matter

They help us serve you better. See what our customers have to say about our services below. You can read more reviews here

TSI did a great job with our small move. We had 8 items that were wrapped and secured then moved from Washington State to Tennessee in a few short weeks. All items were delivered without damage and the movers placed each item for us. It… More ›

Ron V. - TN shopper_approved

Kathy was great. Very responsive to my emails. The driver/movers were courteous, responsive and efficient. I would definitely use your service again and highly recommend you to my friends!!

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We needed to move my mother from Minneapolis to Spokane, WA. The original idea involved renting a U-Haul, but the service from TSI proved to be suprisingly cost-effective in comparison. The items arrived when expected and in good shape.… More ›

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Get Your Antique Shipment Started

Request an antique shipping quote online to see your moving options and get instant pricing for shipping antiques. One of our logistics experts will reach out to get all the details about your antique shipment, including details about each piece, final destination requirements, pickup conditions, and more.

Antique Moving & Shipping Resources

Older antique chair and table

Packing Guide

How to pack and ship fragile items

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"How Do I Ship Antiques?"

Learn how to ship those difficult to pack and precious items

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'How do I Ship that?'

Shipping Grandfather clocks the right way

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