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Crown Fine Art transports collections to TEFAF New York

October 27, 2017

TEFAF New York Fall returns to the historic Park Avenue Armory from October 28 to November 1, following the success of last year’s inaugural U.S. event. The fair brings together fine and decorative art and jewelry from antiquity through to the early 20th century. It features over 90 leading exhibitors from around the world. Now with three annual events, TEFAF also includes a New York Spring event as well as the flagship TEFAF Maastricht, which has exhibitions dating back to the ‘80s. 

TEFAF New York Fall 2016. Credit: TEFAF.
Crown Fine Art continues to play an important role in both the Maastricht and New York events. Our team have been safely transporting our clients’ collections to TEFAF Maastricht for decades and also shipped art to the first New York event last year. This year, Crown Fine Art was again selected by three exhibitors to transport their valuable collections from the Netherlands to the New York Fall event. The Amsterdam team, project managed by Gallery Logistics Manager Niek Groot, were responsible for another safe delivery to the show.
A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels specialize in quality antique Dutch silver, dating from the 16th century onwards and in fine antique and period jewels. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, our Crown Fine Art team collected two air cargo cases of their collection for the show.
Aronson Antiquairs are collectors of the finest Dutch Delftware, working with international private collectors, museums and corporate curators. One of our expert art handlers from Crown Fine Art packed their delicate collection into four air cargo cases at their gallery in Amsterdam.
Another client, Vanderven Oriental Art, curate an international collection of Chinese export porcelain, Han and Tang pottery, and Chinese and Japanese works of art. From the south of the Netherlands, we collected 10 air cargo cases of their collection for the show.  A further two cases of their most delicate pieces were packed by our handlers as they required custom-built crates made by our specialists.
Once packed, the air cargo crates were each safely transported to our warehouse. While in our care, we arranged for the necessary security checks and customs formalities to take place for international freight clearance. The next day, we transported the crates to the airport, including full supervision of aircraft loading. This included supervising the transport pallets being made, loading the crates onto the pallets and then into the aircraft hold, ensuring a safe departure.
On touch down in New York, our U.S. fine art handling partner took over. They collected the crates off the aircraft, ensured they cleared customs and then made delivery of the art to their respective stands at the Park Avenue Armory venue.
Below are just some of the of the pieces safely delivered from continent to continent, and soon to be on show at TEFAF New York Fall thanks to Crown Fine Art. Find out even more about what we do or how we can help you by taking a look at our services, projects or contacting our experts
In reading order:
1. A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels, René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Pendant
2. Aronson Antiquai
rs, Pair of Blue and White Bowl and Cover Flower Vases
3. Vanderven Oriental Art, Perfume Fountain
4. A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels, Royal Van Kempen, Begeer & Vos, Kettle on Stand
5. Aronson Antiquairs, Two Blue and White Plates
6. Vanderven Oriental Art, Carp
Credit: TEFAF


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