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Gary M. Piattoni

Gary M. Piattoni...President, Gary Piattoni Decorative Arts, Inc.

Gary M. Piattoni is an Illinois native with extensive experience in the art and auction industry. In January of 2002, he started Gary Piattoni Decorative Arts, Inc., a fine art and antiques appraisal and consulting company. This came as a natural step after his experience at where he was Executive Vice President and one of the founding members. At the time, was the largest online appraisal service on the web. While at, Mr. Piattoni was responsible for building and directing a network of over 700 experts in 300 collecting categories.

Gary Piattoni

Prior to joining, Mr. Piattoni was a Senior Vice President at Christie's International Auction House. During his tenure at Christie's, Mr. Piattoni worked in a variety of roles, most recently as Christie's Midwest Managing Director in Chicago, where he was responsible for business development over a fourteen state area. Before his move to Chicago, Mr. Piattoni was Director of Operations at Christie's New York, where he was responsible for auction logistics. It was in this role that he was part of the six person construction project team as Christie's built its flagship headquarters at Rockefeller Center. Mr. Piattoni first joined Christie's as Director of European Decorative Arts at Christie's East. Working as both appraiser and manager, he directed monthly sales of decorative arts including specialty sales such as: European Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Collection of Norma Kamali; Property of Donald J. Trump from the Mansion at Seven Springs and Mar-a-Lago; The Art of Invention; and American Patent Models 1836-1899 from the Cliff Peterson Collection.

As a nationally recognized expert in art and antiques, Mr. Piattoni has appeared on PBS's Antiques Roadshow, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Maury Povich Show, WGN Radio's Milt Rosenberg Extension 720, among others. He has also contributed to numerous articles in such publications as New York Magazine, Town & Country, Chicago Magazine and Design Times.

Mr. Piattoni's area of expertise is European Furniture and Decorative Arts and Militaria. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he holds a certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University and a Masters of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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