Fine Art Appraisals & Consulting, LLC



Carrie D. Gough
President, Lead Appraiser
Accredited Member, American Society of Appraisers
Accredited Member, Appraisers Association of America

Carrie is an active appraiser and consultant of fine art with over twelve years experience in the field. Carrie holds a B.S. with honors from the University of Tennessee with an emphasis in fine art, and a Master of Arts in Art History with honors from the University of South Florida. Carrie's area of specialization is Old Master Paintings with a concentration in Italian Renaissance art. Carrie attended the Center for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA) in Florence, Italy, studying the arts and architecture of Renaissance Italy as well as Italian Language.  Carrie is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) as well as the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). Prior to founding Veritas, Carrie has held positions with the Harris Bank Corporate Art Collection in Chicago IL, the Old Master Painting Department at the St. Petersburg, FL Museum of Fine Arts, Curatorial Department Assistant at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL.
In addition to her interest in Italian Renaissance Art, Carrie also has a passion for working with clients involving the restitution of Nazi looted art. For more information, see the "Services" tab in this website. 
Carrie is conversant and has reading knowledge of Italian.

Rachel Christophe Baker

Senior Appraiser, Consultant

Rachel is a native of Versailles, France who holds degrees in Art History and Business Administration. Her expertise also includes art appraising. She holds a Certificate of Appraisal Studies and Connoisseurship in Fine and Decorative Arts from Northwestern University successfully completing the four American Society of Appraisers' Personal Property Valuation Courses during 2007-2008. She has held curatorial and management positions in museums and various cultural institutions including the D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola's museum of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, the Terra Museum of American Art, and the Hektoen Institute of Medicine where she has created and implemented an arts in healthcare program.  She also designs and leads cultural tours in France and teaches French at the Alliance Francaise of Chicago. Rachel's native language is French and is fluent in English.
Rachel also leads cultural tours through France and can be referenced at

Elizabeth Oliver
Consultant, Specialist 

Liza Oliver is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University.  Her areas of specialization are 18th- and 19th-century European and South Asian art, and 17th-century Dutch Art. Specifically, her research focuses on the history of art and collecting related to French mercantile, imperial, and colonial expansion in the Mediterranean and India. She has received grants from the Fulbright Program, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the Embassy of France. Prior to coming to Northwestern, she received a Master's degree in Art History from the University of South Florida, and worked for several years as Archivist of Northern European Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  She is fluent in French, proficient in Italian, and has a reading knowledge of Dutch and Tamil.

Kimberly D. Petreman
Executive Assistant

Kimberly has over fifteen years experience in office technology and accounting. Her previous experience with a reputable law firm included the oversight and implementation of various office procedures such as billing, collectibles, payroll, acting as a certified notary public, deposits, and data input. Kim also has extensive courthouse experience holding positions for the Mayor as well as Chief Deputy Clerk.

Affiliate Appraisers

Veritas is partnered with a vast network of Accredited Appraisers all over the country. Through these partnerships, Veritas can provide appraisal / consultation services for a wide variety of objects related to personal property. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.













































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