How to ship a crystal chandelier by courier

Glass and crystal chandeliers make an elegant and timeless addition to any living space, but due to their delicate nature, they can be quite tricky to move once they’re in place. Likewise, deciding how to transport a crystal chandelier for moving requires a little more planning and preparation to ensure your Murano glass chandelier can be transported to its new home safely. Follow our guide on packing crystal chandeliers when shipping or moving abroad. Check shipping restrictions and find answers to the most popular questions about shipping a glass or crystal chandelier inland or abroad.

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PACKING A CRYSTAL CHANDELIER

How to pack a crystal chandelier for moving

Disassemble the chandelier
  1. Keep all wires and cables together by securing them with twist ties or rubber bands.
  2. Remove light bulbs, wrap with bubble wrap and pack them into a separate small box.
  3. Remove detachable pieces from the chandelier frame, including arms, chains, prisms, candle cups and ornaments with a screwdriver.
  4. Wrap each piece carefully with bubble wrap and cushioning and place into a separate box.
  5. Pack any screws or smaller fastening elements into a zip-lock bag and tape to the box.

Packing the crystal chandelier frame

  1. Protect any hanging parts which were unable to be removed by wrapping them with additional bubble wrap and a layer of cardboard or soft packing paper and secure with tape.
  2. Use the original box, if possible, and place cushioning where needed.
  3. Use a strong corrugated cardboard box or crate – and reinforce the bottom and sides with additional cardboard.
  4. Place the frame inside the box, with extra cushioning material to separate any hanging pieces to prevent them from touching the frame.
  5. Fill any additional space with cushioning to prevent movement during transport.
  6. Seal and label the box or crate, if required.

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Frequently asked questions about shipping crystal chandeliers by courier

How to safely transport a crystal chandelier for moving within Europe?

When considering how to pack and transport a crystal chandelier for moving, we recommend choosing the most direct option, cutting the transport time and minimising the risk of damage during transport. Booking a van delivery is the ideal solution if you need to transport crystal chandeliers along with other household items directly, with no stop-overs along the way for other deliveries. The space inside the van is reserved for your shipment only. To find out the cost to transport a crystal chandelier along with other household items, get an instant price for removals with van delivery in Europe right now on our booking tool.

How to remove a glass crystal chandelier from the ceiling to ship it abroad?
You should always be careful when removing a crystal chandelier from the ceiling, and where possible, consider contacting a licensed electrician when dealing with live wires. When working out how to remove a crystal chandelier from the ceiling, the first thing you should do is switch off the main electricity, before unhooking the chandelier frame from the fixture. Remember to place it gently onto the floor, or place cardboard down to minimise the risk of scratching before packing your crystal chandelier.
What is the fastest method of international transportation for a small Murano glass chandelier?
The fastest way to ship a small Murano glass or crystal chandelier abroad is to transport it through our express service, for delivery within the same continent within 24-48 hours. You can get a price for express shipping on our booking tool.
Is insurance included when booking removals for crystal chandeliers and household items with Eurosender?

In most cases, when you book a removals service or shipment with Eurosender, basic insurance is included in the price. Additional insurance is available to purchase during the booking process at low prices. Please be aware that insurance will not cover items which are fragile or of high value, as these are considered restricted items by couriers. Individuals who choose to ship fragile items do so at their own risk.

If you need any advice on shipping glass chandeliers by courier, reach out to our experts who will be happy to discuss your shipment.


Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping a chandelier. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship a chandelier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.