Moving irreplaceable objects demands exceptional skill and experience. That is why, when it comes to art transportation and storing the world's most precious antiques, fine art and contemporary art, many of the leading museums, galleries, auction houses and interior designers turn to Cadogan Tate.
Through our offices in London, Paris, the Côte d'Azur, New York and Los Angeles, we offer our customers access to expert, high-security handling and shipping. We collect and deliver throughout the UK, continental Europe and the USA by weekly, consolidated road trips.
Our road trips are linked with regular, consolidated sea container and air freight services between Europe and the USA. For an individual fragile or high value item, we will book aircraft seats for both the work of art and a courier from our Fine Art team, who will accompany it all the way to its final destination.
The Fine Art of Storage
Cadogan Tate also provides world class secure facilities for fine art storage. These include expert unpacking and handling; condition reporting; detailed inventory control and stock reporting; our sophisticated information systems control; and location and condition monitoring. Full climate control is available on request and ultra-high security comes as standard.
The service is tailored to meet all of your requirements - whether for the dynamic storage of items that you will need to access over time, or security sealed and containerised storage.
Cadogan Tate is approved by the Museum and Galleries Association for the movement of state treasures under government indemnity. Our highly trained personnel provide expert fine art transportation and handling, and will manage all freight forwarding and Customs clearances.
You can learn more about the services we offer by reading our case studies
Richard Tomkinson - Business Development Manager, London
After graduating from the University of London in 1997 with a degree in History, I worked for Phillips Auctioneers in Chester as a Cataloguer and Valuer for two years.
From there, I moved on to look after a small provincial saleroom in Shropshire. In August 2001, I joined Cadogan Tate to head up the office at Phillips Auctioneers in Bond Street, London.
Since joining Cadogan Tate, I have worked within the Storage, Shipping and Insurance departments. I am therefore well versed in all aspects of the fine art services that Cadogan Tate offer.
Michael Driver - Customer Manager, New York
After completing my four year degree at the Nottingham Business School in the UK, I was given the opportunity to work in the New York office of Cadogan Tate.
At the time, I had little experience in the logistics field, so I started from the bottom and worked my way up. During my time in the warehouse, I took on the challenge of controlling the movement of items in and out of storage and assumed responsibility for inventory control. This was a particularly important role at that time, as the New York office was growing out of its infancy stage and blossoming into the thriving unit that it has now become.
Since then, I have been working as a customer manager, servicing many of our key accounts - both nationally and internationally.
Hi Steve. George and James did a truly outstanding job packing and delivering my artwork yesterday. James had noticed at the studio that the artist did not use fixative on the chalk lines. Because of James noticing this, the piece was packed properly and arrived safely. Especially amazing, as It turns out, I was incorrectly told by someone at the studio when I first viewed the work that fixative was used by the artist.
Then, in detail, George explained to me why the artist did not use fixative. When, I called the studio later in the day for a clarification, the studio manager told me that indeed fixative was not used, for all the reasons George had already told me.
Really wonderful to be in such capable, caring, experienced and knowledgeable hands. The studio manager too was very impressed by the Cadogan Tate art handlers, James and George.
And, of course, thank you to you, so very much, for all your help with managing and caring about my art handling needs. You are very nice to work with. I am a happy client.
New York, New York
Thank you for such a wonderful service. I was really impressed by your professionalism. You were also very easy to access to discuss any points, and were the best value for money from amongst the quotes which I originally sought.
I would have no hesitation recommending you to friends and family.
Wishing both you and Cadogan Tate all the very best for the future,
On behalf of His Excellency and Mr. Mohammed, our thanks and appreciation for the cooperation in ensuring HE shipment is delivered safely.
This is a confirmation it was received and delivered yesterday. Likewise, all the documents are received and in order.
MORE SUCCESS to ALL!
QF BMO - Office of the Cultural Affairs Advisor
Thank you. It was so great working with you at artMRKT. Your company is the most professional and exacting that I have ever worked with in 32 years of business.
art asset management group, inc.
art advisory and fine art appraisal services
I wish to thank you for insuring the pickup at Doyle and the delivery to my apartment here in Philadelphia went as planned. In my experience with shippers, a seamless delivery is a rarity, not the norm! The items were packed with great care and attention to detail - the crate for the bust was a work of art in itself! I ask that you pass on my compliments to John and Mo. Again, looking back on my experience with your competitors, I often wonder if shipping firms understand how important the attitude and behaviour of those making the actual delivery are to a client. You may laugh at some of my observations - however - my observations are the sort that are important from a clients perspective! Let me mention a few as follows....
John and Mo:
Both men were most polite and did not have 'attitude' even when we made a last minute change regarding using the loading dock. Both men were dressed in a presentable fashion (no cut off's or ripped tee shirts or exposure of body parts that should be hidden from public view!) They did not smell! Now I know you are laughing! Trust me, I have had my share of repugnant "odoriferous" delivery men in my day!
What truly impressed me, was the respect they afforded me and their behaviour here at the Touraine. They went to great effort's to make as little noise as possible in the hallways and they kept their conversations with me in the public spaces at a conversational decibel - no bellowing and yelling that might disturb the other tenants.
Both John and Mo had a great sense of humour (trust me that is a major plus in my book!) Before coming into the apartment, both men began to remove their shoes in order to not track in dirt! This is the FIRST time any delivery person has ever made the gesture! I appreciated their offer - but - I told them not to worry, the carpets have not been recently cleaned and the wall to wall in my apartment is that "apartment beige" that looks dingy even when cleaned! They brought their own tools! What a nice surprise! Half of the time the delivery folks ask if I have a screwdriver or box cutter (I do have a full compliment of tools and set them out anticipating a request to borrow something!) How refreshing to have someone who is prepared! Looking back, what impressed me the most was simply this - John and Mo did their jobs in a completely professional way and respected the fact that they were in an apartment building and as such certain civilized behaviours should be observed. Having hired and paid enormous sums to your competitors, in my experience, this sort of professional behaviour is NOT the norm! Last thing, both John and Mo were just nice, friendly chaps who made me feel completely at ease and were both a delight to meet. All of the above said, I am impressed and ask that you share my email with John and Mo.
I hope you, John and Mo have a great holiday weekend! I look forward to using Cadogan Tate for my future shipping needs.
(MB, Delivery to Philadelphia)
Dear François and Cadogan Tate,
Just a note of our appreciation for your ultra-professional shipping, handling and mounting of our large scale artwork shipped to us from London to Los Angeles. From the minute we contacted you for a quote until the moment your professional staff put the final touch on hanging the painting, everything went 100% smoothly and without any difficulties. We have moved residences across continents several times, and quite frankly, we have NEVER encountered such great transportation service. Next time we bring items from Europe, we will contact you first thing. Cadogan Tate is a brilliant company and working with you has been a delight and a relief. Thank you for all your help!
(JL, Delivery Greenwich, USA)
"Now the sculpture seems to be where it belongs! You guys were the best! I must say I am a happy customer of Cadogan Tate!!! If you ever need a reference, do not hesitate.
On a separate note, I have a friend in Paris who wants to take some personal belongings to Brazil. Is that something that you can take care of?"
(CB, Santander Private Banking)
"I have the pleasure to write in connection with a recent experience I had with your company.
On the advice of a London dealer in fine, antique English silver, with whom I have maintained a working relationship over the course of many years, we selected your firm to pack and ship a high value item to our home in Milwaukee. Prior to this time, we had come to rely on such services of a dealer or agent, and sometimes in remote locations outside the city. We always felt that doing so was somewhat at our own peril because the standards of care used in packaging even costly items has not always been to our liking.
Thus we entrusted a recent purchase to your care. We were not disappointed. In fact, we were impressed with everything you did to assure safe travel and proper documentation of the shipment. From the inner and outer boxes chosen, to the packing materials and labelling on the box, as well as the water resistant paper and shrink wrapped exterior, we said to ourselves, "These people really know what they are doing!" We were particularly pleased with the care given to the tissue paper wrapping of every individual piece to prevent any possible damage in transit. And we thank you for all of that.
If I am successful at a forthcoming London auction in May, I will specify your company without hesitation to take care of all the arrangements required and expected for trans-Atlantic shipments, especially wherein high value items may be involved. I will also be pleased to mention your services to others whenever the opportunity arises."
(FV - A passionate collector of antique English silver, Milwaukee)
No Stairs at the Chateau
In the summer of 2006, we sent a trailer load of antiques to a chateau in the Loire valley in France. The trailer could only get to within half a kilometre of the property and additional smaller trucks had to be laid on to ferry items back and forth. We also had to send in an exterior hoist to move all items to the second and third floors, as the stairs to the upper levels were being restored.
Hong Kong in a Hurry
A mainland Chinese collector bought items at Christie's in London and needed the porcelain lots to be delivered to Hong Kong before he returned to the mainland. The only way to get them there was by accompanying them on a passenger flight and delivering them to the customer's hotel room, so that he could then carry them by hand on his return to the mainland the same day.
Temperature Controlled Storage
The owner of a well known stately home needed to perform extensive repairs, which would entail clearing rooms and storing the items on site and in our climate-controlled warehouse at Ponton Road in London. We had five men on site for three months prior to the restoration and returned six months later to re-install everything.
Try Before You Buy
A customer was very interested in buying a painting in a forthcoming sale by a leading auctioneer. However, he really wanted to see it hanging over his mantelpiece before he decided whether or not to bid. With the agreement of the auction house, we delivered and installed the painting on a Tuesday afternoon, stayed overnight locally, and collected and returned it to the auction house the following day.
Cadogan Tate was proud to be involved with 'CREATIVE TIME'
Cadogan Tate was proud to be involved with 'CREATIVE TIME' - honouring arts philanthropist LIZ SWIG at the organisation's 2011 SPRING GALA
'After Hours'- Themed Event Raised Over $1 Million In Support of Public Art Programs
"We can't thank you for your generosity enough -- it's such a relief to know that our art is in such capable hands. Your team is so professional and doesn't miss a beat in an otherwise chaotic install and de-install".
"I can tell you that today is already running and getting away from me, but I do want to be sure to be in touch about getting the art to the bidders. You are our top choice--naturally--for making that happen".
These are just a couple of comments following Cadogan Tate's involvement
as one of the official event sponsors of 'Creative Time'
Over 400 supporters, including Courtney Love, Leelee Sobieski and Adam Kimmel, Michael Stipe, Matt Dillon, Moby, Andre Balazs, Chelsea Handler, Cindy Sherman, David Salle, Aaron Young, Terence Koh, Nigel and Cristen Barker, Robert Kennedy, Tom Sachs, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Philip E. and Shelley Fox Aarons, Marc and Andrea Glimcher, Anna Hu, Ryan McGinness, Amy and John Phelan, Maria and Bill Bell, Lisa Spellman, Paula Cooper, Jed Walentas, Philip Taaffe, Vincent Fremont, Walton Ford, and Tom Healy, joined Creative Time President & Artistic Director Anne Pasternak at the 'After Hours'- themed benefit, which raised over $1 million in support of Creative Time's mission to present innovative art in the public realm.
The evening featured a series of exclusive installations created as homage to the legendary New York nightclub AREA.
Darius Azari, Serge Becker, Christopher Goode, Eric Goode, Jennifer Goode and Shawn Hausman, founders of the groundbreaking club, reunited to create a unique experience, inspired by the nightlife scene of the 1980's, and complete with music by iconic DJ Johnny Dynell.
The event also featured performances, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Auction artwork was donated by artists Marina Abramovic, Kamrooz Aram, Nigel Barker, Hernan Bas, Sanford Biggers, Marco Brambilla, Olaf Breuning, Delia Brown, Valentin Carron, Anne Chu, Anne Collier, Marc Dennis, Orly Genger, John Giorno, Wayne Gonzales, Justen Ladda, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo, Ryan McGinness, McGough & McDermott, Moby, James Nares, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Erik Parker, David Salle, The Selby, Cindy Sherman, Swoon, Philip Taaffe, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin with M/M Paris, Meg Webster, and Aaron Young.
Cadogan Tate as one of our official event sponsors--donated in-kind art handling & shipping for these precious art works ensuring that they all reached their new homes safely having helped raise such an impressive amount.
Cadogan Tate's Neil Champ...
...living the dream in NYC
A chance meeting at a rugby tournament four years ago resulted in a Queenborough man swapping Sheppey for the Big Apple.
Neil Champ says living in Manhattan’s exclusive Upper East Side is a far cry from his Sheppey roots.
The 29-year-old moved to New York in November 2006 after taking part in the annual St Patrick’s Day rugby tournament in the city in March that year.
He said: "It was there I met my now work colleague and I was asked if I would be interested in having an interview with the managing director to discuss possible employment in New York."
An interview followed in the April and seven months later, Neil left his home in Queenborough to start a new life stateside working as a manager for international antiques company Cadogan Tate Fine Art.
Neil said: "It is hard to obtain working visas in the US without employment. I was lucky to have found employment prior to relocating.
"They assisted with all the visa requirements. I was first on a B1 two-year working visa and then added to the company E2 visa which is now for five years."
In the UK, Neil played rugby for Sheppey, Maidstone and Aylesford as well as football for the Queen Phillippa in the Sheppey Sunday League.
His love of rugby has continued stateside and he plays for New York’s Village Lions club.
He said: "We have just won the division 2 championships, so we are now promoted to division 1 and competing in the play offs for a spot in the national division 2 championships."
Neil is keeping his options open for the future and has no definite plans to return to Sheppey.
"I would never say never. I have so much to learn and achieve in the US at the moment that if I were to return it will be a while," he said. "The future can hold anything."
To read the full story as published in the Sheerness Times Guardian on Thursday, December 09 2010 click here
Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI)
FIDI is the largest global alliance of independent quality international moving companies. It was founded in 1950 to represent the interests of companies specialising in international moving operations. Since its creation, FIDI has evolved from a European organisation into a leading worldwide federation. Cadogan Tate is one of 500 international moving companies credited with the FIDI Accredited International Moving Standard (FAIM).
UK Registrars Group
London And Provincial Antique Dealers Association (LAPADA)
Regulated by the FSA, Cadogan Tate Insurance Services is authorised to arrange insurance. We buy competitively and can insure much higher value items than most of our competitors: up to £100 million per consignment immediately and higher than this at an hour's notice.
When it comes to moving the world's irreplaceable items, Cadogan Tate is irreplaceable.
To ensure that your enquiry is handled quickly and efficiently at Cadogan Tate Fine Art London, please contact Richard Tomkinson.
Cadogan Tate London Limited
London SW19 8HQ
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To ensure that your enquiry is handled quickly and efficiently at Cadogan Tate Fine Art New York, please contact Michael Driver.
Cadogan Tate New York Limited
41 - 20 39th Street
New York 11104
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To ensure that your enquiry is handled quickly and efficiently at Cadogan Tate Fine Art Los Angeles, please contact us.
Cadogan Tate Los Angeles Limited
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To ensure that your enquiry is handled quickly and efficiently at Cadogan Tate Paris SAS, please contact Elvire Borg.
Cadogan Tate Paris SAS
Parc des Docks
50 rue Ardouin
93400 St Ouen
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To ensure that your enquiry is handled quickly and efficiently at Cadogan Tate Fine Art Côte d'Azur, please contact Charlie Goblet d'Alviella.
Cadogan Tate Côte d'Azur SARL
631 Route du Tiragon
F06370 Mouans Sartoux
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