Without a doubt, the desire for Asian fine art over the past 5-10 years has been one of the most buoyant fine art and antiques markets. Many of our clients look within this genre for historical and desirable pieces, and we are very lucky to see some quite special auction purchases come through our warehouse and logistics process.
This consignment of six lots is certainly no exception. Some beautiful Ming Dynasty furniture, an impressive 17th/18th-century Huanghuali six post canopy bed and a rare Zitan centre table from the Qing Dynasty amongst these historical pieces of Asian fine art.
Probably the most impressive piece in size and detail is the six post canopy bed. With a final hammer price of £140,000, this stunning piece consists of a beautifully carved ornate gallery of dragons, birds, and flowers, and the intricate uniformly carved latticework is simply beautiful.
Carefully packed for consolidated consignment
This consignment is very typical of our work. We work as an extension of an auction house, providing a comprehensive collection, packing, and shipping service. Much of our work involves the collection of many beautiful works of fine art on behalf of a single client. The client looks for a service that collects from various auction houses, packed carefully as one consignment, crated, and shipped to a chosen destination.
A project of nature not only requires the intricacies of professional packing to protect the items on their journey overseas, but it is also an extensive logistics process, arranging various collections from multiple points, carefully labelled and stored in our secure warehouse, a choice of packing materials discussed, planned and organized, a bespoke built crate is constructed to contain all items, everything packed carefully, fully comprehensive insurance cover is put in place for the journey, and of course, arranging the final shipping whilst liaising with our client throughout the whole process. You can only begin to imagine how much work in planning and implementation goes into such a project.
At JenTel Packing, we pride ourselves on our professional approach to logistics, with our clients experiencing a continuous flow of communications, building confidence and assurance they will receive their valuable purchases in perfect condition. It’s what we do, and we believe our standards, service and attention to detail is as meticulous as the carving on this exquisite 17th-century four-post bed and just as valuable to those who purchase from fine art auctions in the UK.