If you’re visiting our website, hopefully you’ve already seen something that you love. We started Sheafer & King Fine Art and Design to help people like you find unique, beautiful things you can’t find anywhere else. We want to build a close relationship with a small group of clients who are like us: passionate about beautiful things, love modernist design, and appreciate great craftsmanship.
We launched this site in the summer of 2018 out of frustration. We also sell on Chairish, Everything But the House, Etsy, and Ebay. However, with all of those platforms the customers who buy from us are not really our customers, they’re customers of the platform. We want to get to know our clients and build a relationship based on providing great service, open communication, trust, and shared sensibilities.
We don’t want to provide all the furnishings for your home. We want to help you discover a few amazing pieces of art or objects that will be focal points you’ll want to decorate around. One of our goals is to build the kind of relationship with our clients where they will ask for our help in finding a special piece for their home. We want you to feel comfortable sending us a picture of your space and asking for help finding the perfect painting. Or if you know exactly what you’re looking for, we’d love to help you find it!
Andrea Sheafer is the driving force behind what we sell. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history at the Savannah College of Art and Design and her master’s at the University of London. Prior to starting this business she worked as an auction cataloger, and she is obsessed with making sure everything on our site is described as thoroughly and accurately as possible.
Andrea’s dream is to live a simple life surrounded by small beautiful things with as much time as she wants to grow a garden, raise chickens and bees, and read the saddest books she can find. She loves true crime, reading about terrorism, biographies of terrible presidents, post apocalyptic science fiction, and everything by Neil Gaiman.
Andrew King has been described by Andrea as “The worst co-worker I’ve ever had.” Prior to founding Sheafer & King Fine Art and Design, Andy was an Associate Professor and Music Director of the Orchestras at Purdue University. Whether through music, art, or design he is fascinated by the way people choose to express themselves. He still works as a freelance musician and orchestra conductor, but he has discovered that he loves the competitive nature of art auctions, researching artists and craftsmen...and trying to convince Andrea he has a clue.
Schoops is the third member of our team. She inspects all of our inventory to make sure that it meets her high standards.
We typically ship within two business days. Occasionally, large pieces of art or unusually shaped objects will take an extra day or two, and if that’s the case, we will communicate with you. Shipping large framed art or glass is difficult and often expensive. For some of our larger pieces of art, we do not offer standard shipping. Free local pick up in Indianapolis is always available, and we can typically arrange inexpensive delivery to Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky. If you live farther away, we are happy to work with you to ship your item via UShip or deliver your item to a UPS store where you can have it shipped to you. If you are interested in purchasing a large framed artwork or furniture, please feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to work with you to find the quickest, least expensive shipping option. We also offer the option of removing art from the frame to reduce shipping costs if you do not want the frame.