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Mirror x 3 (No. 8055047)

Mirror x 3
Length x Width x Height
10 x 35 x 70 cm
30 kg
Are the dimensions precise?
Is it packed?
Total weight:
90 kg
169 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Belfast, Belfast

From 27 Sep 2021 to 28 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, County Dublin

From 27 Sep 2021 to 28 Sep 2021

Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes tricky and therefore ought to be thought through carefully before first arrangements are made. For one, every field of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of securing for shipment. The art section is really differentiated, you may find there a big collection of things from drawings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really delicate and therefore can be easily damaged. Moreover most of the art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, so transporting it via post office often out of the question. And lastly art is an expensive load, which makes it very important to find a professional hauler and the best way of securing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who will be the one transporting your load.

Art is what we consider fragile cargo. You have to put such sign on the box, to make sure that the hauler know to be extra gentle when transporting it. While securing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packaging. With items bought in a store you get a package which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that goes for household appliances). However when it comes to art there is no original packaging – you have to secure it on your own.

How to choose the safest way to pack art for transportation? It depends on a piece of art you want to ship. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to find a cardboard that will be able to fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the cardboard and the art may be the cause of destroying the art during transportation. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, remember to transport them separately. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and gently put it in the box. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble wrap or Styrofoam. Remember to place a “fragile” sign on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for shipment will look a little different. You can buy special boxes for shipping paintings – with such box your painting should be safe during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths and Styrofoam to absorb any tremors during shipment. If you don’t have a box like that, you can ship a painting without it, enclosed in bubble foil and stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble foil or stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of your load. To avoid that wrap the painting in some soft material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the cargo in a car, a painting should be transported upward. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during transportation or that some other load won’t crash into it in case of for example a sudden turn.