Displayed shipping charges are within USA (except Alaska and Hawaii). Please contact us for shipping quote if ordering outside continental USA. Within USA we ship our products via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, DHL or freight carrier (truck). Products which are heavier then 50 pounds or over-sized in dimensions are shipped with Freight because USPS can not accept them. Large delicate items are placed on skids to ensure safe transportation.
The default shipping charges are for Ground shipping. If you like your order shipped Overnight Express or with any specific carrier, please let us know and we will supply you with cost for that shipping and handling service. Please keep in mind the difference between the rates of carriers - Ground is the most economical way to receive your package and is much less then Overnight Express Air 1-day, or 2-day delivery would cost you for example.
We base our shipping and handling rates on the actual weight and dimensions of the items you select. For some items, such as Jewelry, Byzantine Icons, and some selected Bronze or Marble sculptures, the shipping within USA is free $0, included with the price of the item. For the rest of the items, the shopping cart will automatically calculate the shipping amount when you place the item into the cart and are ready to make the purchase - this applies to customers from United States only. Multiple orders can be combined to save on shipping charges.
Customer is responsible for any additional carrier fees such as lift gates, inside delivery, white glove service or storage fees. Certain items and special orders which are exceptionally heavy may have additional shipping charges and/or might not be able to be shipped via Express. Ancient Sculpture Gallery cannot guarantee the exact delivery time for its products transported by carriers. Standard shipping is not a guaranteed service. Estimated times are simply that, estimates and the shipping companies may take additional time.
Abandoned and unclaimed freight items, in addition to being non-refundable may be charged additional fees including disposal fees. For Consolidated and Truck Freight shipments customer is required to directly arrange and schedule a timely delivery with the freight company, normally within a few days of being contacted by the freight company. Customer is to notify both shipping company and ourselves at the time of receipt of any damage of any truck freight delivered item, before signing and releasing the shipment from the shipping company driver. Customer will assist in documenting such damage for claim to shipping company for truck freight shipment.