Can I Ship Large Pieces of Antique Furniture Myself?

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Most inexpensive modern furniture is made from particleboard and not wood, and is made to be "flat-packed" in a disassembled state. (These pieces have a tendency to fall apart when shipped assembled.) Antiques, however, were usually made to be put in one place and kept there. This means that moving or shipping them presents special challenges. A piece that looks solid and well-built may be old and vulnerable to damage when moved. In most cases, unless you are very experienced in such matters, it is safer to hire a professional with expertise in antiques to handle your antique shipment.