All shipping is handled by third-party vendors. You are welcome to use a vendor of your choice or we can provide a referral. While Wright does not provide shipping services in-house, we are happy to assist you in making arrangements. Below, we have outlined steps to make finding a shipper as easy as possible. 

1. Determine Service Needed

Factors to consider as you look for a shipper are destination, size of the item(s) and the fragility. 

2. Select Shipper / Get Quotes

We have several preferred vendors that service all parts of the globe and we are happy to provide introductions.

3. Submit Shipping Authorization Form

Once you have coordinated with a shipper of your choice, please let us know by submitting a shipper authorization form.

Service Types

Blanket Wrap

Blanket wrap shippers individually wrap your pieces to protect the surfaces during transport. They provide door-to-door service, from scheduling a pick-up with us at the gallery to delivering it to you at your convenience. Cost varies and is determined by the size of your shipment and your location. Payment for these services may be required in advance.

This service is best for medium to large furniture. Blanket wrap is only available via ground service within the contiguous United States.

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Pack & Ship

The shipper professionally packs the items and arranges transport via freight service. They provide door-to-door service, though you are responsible for unpacking your purchase and often for the disposal of the packaging materials. Cost varies and is determined by the size and location. Typically, payment for these services is required in advance. This is the preferred method for international shipments.

This service is best for small to medium sized items (both furniture and objects) and these shippers transport via ground, air, and sea, providing both international and domestic service.

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Fine Art Handling

Fine Art shippers provide the safest, most customizable service of all our vendors, but this may come at a premium. They specialize in custom crating, boxing, and wrapping, and are especially experienced with fragile items that cannot be packed and shipped via freight (i.e. high value works of art, glass, etc.). These vendors can provide white glove service both internationally and domestically.

This service caters to fragile, high value works of art and design. Each vendor will offer a customized and specialized delivery plan depending on specific need.

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Preferred Shipper List

This is only a suggested list. Wright assumes no responsibility for acts and/or omissions executed by the vendors listed. Wright recommends that you insure your items while in transit. All works that are picked up, and not shipped out of state, will be subject to Illinois or New York state sales tax respectively.

Blanket Wrap Shippers

All Directions Moving and Storage
Specializes in antiques and fine arts. Based in Florida, with additional storage facilities in New York. Services the East coast, Midwest, Middle Atlantic, and Florida.

Contact: Carol
p 941 758 3800
f 941 758 3855
service@alldirectionsmoving.com
alldirectionsmoving.com

Boughtwood LLC
Based in New Jersey, and services the NYC area, including its environs CT, MA, PA, and points to and from Chicago.

Contact: Lesley via email for quotes
Contact: Timothy Boughtwood, Owner operator for logistics
p 732 539 1700
info@boughtwood.biz

AirSea Packing 
With locations around the globe, AirSea offers furniture moving, storing and shipping.

Contact: Garth
p 312 273 5400
garthb@airseapackingus.com
airseapacking.com

TRAMO @ HOME LA
Based in Gardena, CA. Offers both national and international service, including a regular cross-country shuttle.

Contact: Gilbert
p 310 469 6050
f 310 771 0550
gilbert@tramoathome.com
tramoathome.com

Pack & Ship Vendors

Dietl International
National and international crating and shipping

Contact: Lauren
p 847 884 0444
lhartman@dietl.com

The UPS Store – Chicago
National and international packing and shipping with some weight and size restrictions

Contact: Terry
p 312 243 9500
f 312 243 1515
store5428@theupsstore.com

Prime Pack & Ship
National and international crating and shipping

Contact: Bill
p 847 490 9248
f 847 490 9274
bill@primepackandship.com
primepackandship.com

Mr. Shipper
National and international packing and shipping with some weight and size restrictions

Contact: Hirji
p 847 285 1644
quotes@mrshipper.org

Fine Art Handling

Cadogan Tate
With locations around the globe, Cadogan Tate offers fine art and furniture moving, storing and shipping.

Contact: Catherine
p 718 706 7999
c.more@cadogantate.com

Art Handlers, Ltd.
Operates a regular shuttle from the West Coast to Chicago and then on to New York.

Contact: Jan
p 505 982 0228
f 505 989 7355
jan@arthandlers.com

U.S. Art
Offers specialized and fine art quality packing domestically and internationally.

Contact: Nikolas
p 773 801 1811
f 773 801 1592
nburkhart@usart.comusart.com

Dixon Art Services
Based only in Chicago. Services the Midwest region and offers a NYC shuttle.

Contact: Matt
p 314 409 9911
dixonartservices@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pickup address for auction purchases?

What are your hours for pickup?

Who is the contact point person to schedule pickup?

How do I request a shipping quote?

How long will it take to receive my item(s)?

Are my items packed?

My item is small / easily shipped. Can Wright simply pack it for me and ship standard courier (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.)?

Does Wright operate a shipping service of its own that I can tag along with?

How long do I have to pickup my auction purchase? Does Wright offer storage?

What happens if I do not pick up my item within the 30 day grace period?

Can I pay Wright directly for the cost of shipping, along with the remainder of my invoiced balance?

Can a friend to pick up my purchase?

Can I use my own shipper?

Does your warehouse have a dock and can it receive tractor-trailers?

Shuttle Opportunities

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Evaluation of Property

Use this form to submit images and details for items that you would like to consign to auction. Need helpful tips?

  • Please be as descriptive as possible including details about an items condition and history.
  • Where did you get the piece and does it have a special provenance?
  • Do you know any details regarding the edition, vintage, designer, or other particulars?
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