Waechter Fine Art, Ltd. provides a full range of fine art appraisal, advisory and collection management services to private and corporate clients. Our firm prepares appraisals for IRS estate tax and charitable contribution, estate planning, insurance coverage and claims, equitable distribution, and liquidation purposes. Natalie Waechter is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and draws on 20 years of auction and gallery experience in the assessment of old master through contemporary art.  All appraisals prepared by Waechter Fine Art are USPAP-compliant.

Waechter Fine Art offers advisory services in the purchase and sale of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs and prints. We work closely with clients to develop and maintain art collections that align with the personality and style of the individual and their living or work space. From a single piece to an entire collection, we help clients navigate the art world through longstanding relationships with reputable national and international art dealers, galleries, and auction houses.


Natalie Waechter is a Fine Art Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the sale, auction, appraisal, organization and management of fine art. She was featured on WGN Midday News promoting the images of Chicago nanny turned photographer, Vivian Maier. She worked closely with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs on the first national Cows on Parade citywide exhibition and auction. Natalie held the position of Director at Russell Bowman Art Advisory for 3 years where she managed and marketed bi-monthly gallery exhibitions and participation in Expo Chicago. During this time, she cultivated significant relationships with national and international gallery directors, museum curators, artists, conservators, and gallery clientele. From 1997-2001, Natalie was a Fine Art Specialist at Sotheby’s in Chicago and was responsible for the procurement of fine art property for sale and for the annual cataloging of over $4 million in paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints from Old Masters to Contemporary.

In 2009, Natalie became a member of the International Society of Appraisers and continues to fulfill her professional development requirements. In 1995, she earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Columbia College, Chicago.

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