1stdibs: Packing work for shipment

Packing materials are reimbursed.  Give receipts to Marie immediately after sale.

  • Glassine or acid-free archival tissue paper
  • Plastic sheeting, poly wrap or heavy plastic bag
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foam board (1/2” thick)
  • Packing Tape
  • Cardboard corner protectors
  • Cardboard box
  • Mailing Label and Packing Slip (provided as a PDF for you to print) 
  1. Use a new, unmarked box.
  2. Box must be large enough to allow 3 inches of padding on all sides of work.
  3. Cover surface of artwork with glassine or acid free
  4. Wrap in a layer of plastic and seal with packing tape (to protect from moisture)
  5. Wrap in 2-3 layers of clean bubble wrap
  6. Use cardboard corner protectors (over or under bubble wrap)
  7. If painting is on stretched canvas protect the soft front surface with a sheet of foamboard or thick cardboard front and back.  Be sure the foamboard extends 2-3 inches past the edges of the artwork. Tape artwork to center of first board, make a sandwich with second and tape two boards together.
  8. Fill remaining space in box with clean crushed or shredded paper, foam sheets (Not newspaper, packing peanuts, or grocery bags)
  9. Include personal note on Fountain Street notecard. These are available at the front desk. Grab a couple next time you gallery sit. DO NOT include your personal contact information, business card, etc. This is from Fountain Street.
  10. Print Mailing Label and Packing Slip. Tape your note and packing slip to the artwork so it doesn’t get lost in the packing material.
  11. Tape box with “H” method (cover all seams with packing tape to prevent moisture from entering)
  12. Tape Mailing Label to box and deliver to appropriate carrier.