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When you are considering purchasing a piece from Guilded you can rest assured that we will take care of all aspects of its transportation, delivery and installation if required. We only engage BIFA or IATA accredited firms who match our standards of service.

You will be presented with a range of options from grouped carriage, direct delivery, sea or air freight. We will take the time to explain the time frame of each service and inform you of costs. We are also happy to deliver to your own shipping agent for export packing.  Whatever the method of transportation, every work of art we handle is professionally packed with care, including a bespoke case for exports.

We do require that goods are insured from collection to delivery, something we arrange by default unless arranged otherwise in individual cases.  Depending on the shipping firm the cost is between 1.75% and 2% of the value of the piece, depending on the shipper, with a modest excess of approximately £250. 

Where installation is required, this is either carried out by the artist or the shipper's own team. In the case of major commissioned works the installation is personally overseen by Guilded founder Charlotte Bowater.

Our preferred shippers include:

Air-Sea Packing / Hedley's Humpers / Alan Franklin Transport / Cadogan Tate /  Aequitas Shipping