Antique movers are always the best option when moving with expensive antique pieces. There are some instances when DIY is just not recommended for and this is one of them. You can always research an antique moving company on line but word of mouth recommendations are generally the safest and the best.
Your antique collection must be professionally appraised before the move. It is always a good idea to do this before the move even though you have got a valuation done on a previous occasion. Once the appraisal is done, you should record the antiques and take detailed pictures of each piece. This is a form of security as well as a form of documentation to take note of any damages that might have occurred during the move.
You can always purchase DIY packing materials for your antiques but it is always recommended to leave this for the professionals. Packing materials for antiques take safety and climate control into account. Once the packing is done the antiques area always lifted and moved and never dragged on the floor. This can cause a lot of damage to the piece. Big pieces are generally moved on a special palette and then a hoist is used to lift it into the transport vehicle. Large pieces like tables/chairs etc. must be disassembled before the move.
Professional antique moving companies always use climate controlled vehicles to transport antiques. Once the pieces reach their final destination it is always recommended that you get the antique movers to unpack the pieces and re-assemble them.