When transporting works of art, the protection of the item or collection is of paramount importance. Williams & Yates take each piece and assess the nature and condition of that item to determine the best form of protection. We will design a tailor-made solution using the best materials and padding for the safe transportation of delicate artwork and sculptures or unconventional pieces.
Moving items of particular delicacy or irregular shape
Case options for your requirements
All crates made at Williams & Yates are designed with a single piece or collection in mind, none of our crates are an ‘off the shelf product’. The nature of the relocation or storage will impact the design and materials of the case.
Types of crates
There are many variants of crates that we often build at Williams & Yates. Whether it be a standard 2D crate, designed to take a single piece or collection of artworks, or a 3D crate, used to transport sculptures often of an irregular shape. Museum crates can be made to keep together and protect a collection of items of importance whilst not on display, in storage or during transportation. A frame crate not only protects the piece inside, but it is designed to hold an oil painting at an angle that may be prone to paint slippage.
FSC & PEFC certified wood
All of our cases are created from FSC & PEFC Certified wood to meet all international shipping requirements whilst protecting against changes in temperature & humidity, ideal for shipping and storage. In addition, this material prevents water ingress and abrasion, it is ideal for being handled by both manual and mechanical means.
Crates when you need them
We offer a fast and reliable service to have crates made, even at the last minute. Our team of crate makers work through the night to enable fast turnarounds. If a crate is required to transport an item, the timing will not be a limitation to the service required at Williams & Yates.
I have used Williams & Yates for the last 18 months and the service has always been excellent. I felt compelled to leave a review after with the last delivery the extra levels that they went to to get my paintings in Paris at such short notice. Its nice to deal with a business that cares.
Book your survey
To book or ask us a question, call us on 0208 081 0188 or get in touch.