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How to Ship a Venetian Mirror

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Venetian Mirrors are the most coveted decorative items because of their beauty. Genuine Venetian mirrors are handcrafted using traditional techniques, that have been handed down from generations of Italian glassmakers and artisans. Venetian Mirrors are known for their frames which are richly decorated with hand-cut, engraved, beveled, and polished small mirror pieces.  The mirror pieces are attached to the wood frame using tiny screws and rosette covers, making each mirror a unique piece.

Because of their exquisite craftsmanship, genuine Venetian mirrors can get very expensive especially if they have reached the antique status. More affordable versions are also becoming popular. They are usually mass-produced in factories using high technology to create Venetian-style mirrors at more affordable prices.

Whether shipping a high-valued antique Venetian mirror or an affordable reproduction, the mirror must be properly packed to ensure that it will arrive in its new destination in excellent condition, free from any damage. Here are some important tips on how to ship a Venetian mirror.

Just to be safe, stick tape across the front of the mirror-like an X. This will keep the pieces in place in case the mirror cracks or breaks. Use masking tape as it can be easily removed and will not leave adhesive residue on the glass surface.

Generously wrap the entire mirror in tissue paper and then bubble wrap. Secure with packaging tape.

Depending on the size of the mirror, prepare a picture box that is large enough to accommodate the item as well as provide space for packing materials. Place a layer of packing peanuts in the bottom of the box and place the wrapped mirror on top. Fill the empty spaces on the sides with more packing peanuts to ensure that there is no space for the item to move around. Fill the box with packing peanuts up to the top.

Close the box and seal with packing tape. Address the box and mark it “Fragile” or “Handle with care.”

Take the package to a shipping company or post office for shipping.  It is a good idea to insure the package when shipping high-value items.

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