Gary Piattoni


Gary Piattoni, Inc.
Evanston, IL
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Gary Piattoni is an Illinois native with an extensive background and experience in the art and auction industry. Since early childhood Mr. Piattoni has been interested in, and collected items from, a variety of categories. As a generalist appraiser Mr. Piattoni draws on a diverse educational and career background including the physical sciences, fine art, and working for regional, national, and international auction firms, all culminating in his role as senior vice president at Christies New York.

In 2002 Mr. Piattoni founded Gary Piattoni, Inc., a complete estate and appraisal service company. Mr. Piattoni’s expertise covers a wide range of areas including fine art, furniture, decorative arts, collectibles, and militaria. With over 25 years of experience Mr. Piattoni has developed strategic relationships with scholars, dealers, and a variety of auction houses worldwide.

Gary Piattoni, Inc. offers a number of professional services to private individuals, museums, insurance companies, law firms, and public and private corporations. He frequently travels throughout the country hosting appraisal events helping folks understand more about their possessions. Mr. Piattoni is proud to be a longstanding and well-respected participant on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since 1997.

A geophysical sciences graduate from the University of Chicago, Mr. Piattoni also holds a certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University, and a masters of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Piattoni is up to date and in good standing with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

All inquiries are welcomed as to how his expertise can meet your needs.

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