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Upcoming July Modernism Auction July 20, 2024

Woodard Lipe Fine Art & Auction is the result of many years of providing outstanding service to clients buying and selling luxury furniture, home decor, fine art and specialty collections. 

In 2012, the Woodard Lipe team opened The Refind Room in Brentwood, Missouri and quickly became St. Louis’ best resource for consignment, auctions, and sales of high-end, pre-owned luxury contemporary furniture and decor, American and European antiques, fine jewelry, luxury handbags, and specialty couture collections. Additionally, an impressive display of original paintings, works in stone and bronze, prints, ceramics, and historical antiquities resided in the second floor fine art gallery.

Our service further expanded to include comprehensive estate property appraisals for insurance and loss replacement, estate tax declaration, or equitable distributions. For over a decade, we have proudly served and represented thousands of families and their tangible estate assets with compassion, professionalism and expertise.

We added Woodard Lipe to our roster of services to provide the highest level of service utilizing the most recent and best in class auction sales technology. Moreover, we realize our client's high value personal property in a discreet and professional format. As your trusted art and estate advisor, we provide appraisals, collection management, estate logistics, buying, selling, consignment and more. We look forward to welcoming collectors, interior designers, institutions, and individuals to our live and on-line auctions. 

Our simulcast live and on-line auctions are unique, located in our 10,000 square foot showroom at 1304 Ashby Road in Olivette, Missouri 63132, a short drive from downtown St. Louis, between Interstates 170 and 270, just minutes from Lambert International Airport. 

Shawn Lipe: Owner and Gallerist

Shawn is Owner and Gallery Director at Woodard Lipe Fine Art and Auction. In this role, he provides sales and advisory support for art collectors, dealers, and institutions. Shawn is also a certified CAGA appraiser for insurance loss recovery, fiduciary and trust equitable assets distribution, or probate and estate tax documentation.

Originally from Alton, Illinois, Shawn has been a practicing glass blower for over 30 years and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions as well as maintained a private studio in Fort Lauderdale. He’s held research positions at the University of Miami, Wolfsonian Museum, and Krannert Art Museum in Urbana-Champaign.

In 2012, Shawn co-founded The Refind Room with Suzanne Woodard. The Refind Room is a retail store offering luxury furniture and art consignment in the St. Louis suburb of Brentwood, Missouri. In 2021, Lipe launched a second retail store offering antiques, unique collectibles, original art, and mid-century and modern furniture and decor to the collector and aficionado of specialty items.

Shawn earned a Masters Degree in Environmental Chemistry and worked as an Environmental Researcher, Chemist, Regulatory Affairs Officer, and Consultant for an International Pharmaceutical Corporation prior to focusing exclusively on the sale of fine furniture, art, vintage and antique collectibles.

Suzanne Woodard:
Owner and Curator: Contemporary Furniture & Decor 

Suzanne has a extensive knowledge and experience of furniture, decor and decorative objects from the 1960's to the present. In 2012, Suzanne opened The Refind Room in St. Louis, Missouri, a luxury furniture consignment store offering fine furniture, home decor and art. Since its founding, The Refind Room has expanded to include interior design services, bespoke home staging services, and complete concierge downsizing and senior move management for individual clients, wealth managers, estate attorneys, banks and estate executors.

She also founded and currently operates House & Home, Concierge Move Managers, a company focused on providing complete support from evaluations and appraisals to moving, packing, and selling of luxury estate personal property. 

As founder and co-owner of Woodard Lipe, Suzanne applies her management and operational knowledge and experience to ensure that all clients receive outstanding customer service and maximum value for their personal property. Her extensive knowledge and passion for the modern furniture and home decor market also enables Suzanne to accurately assess valuation and to curate Woodard Lipe's Fine Furniture and Contemporary Decor Auctions. 

Suzanne graduated from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with her JD and was a practicing attorney for 20 years before following her passion for buying and selling exquisite, handcrafted furniture and objets d'art.

Karla Schlueter: Curator, Special Collections

Karla is Curator of Special Collections responsible for sourcing luxury fashion, designer handbags, designer watches and fine estate jewelry. Karla has worked as a gemstone expert, interior designer and fashion stylist. 

Beginning in 1998, she developed an extensive knowledge of gemstones, luxury jewelry, watches, gold and silver as an employee of a large national jewelry retailer. In 2010, she founded her own interior design company, focusing on both commercial and residential projects with a special emphasis on color theory, room planning and art installations. In 2018 she joined The Refind Room as an interior designer, sales expert and client coordinator. 

Her lifelong knowledge and stylist experience with designer clothing, handbags, accessories, and modern couture provide the necessary background to curate Special Collections for Woodard Lipe Fine Art & Auction. 


Contact any member of our Team at 314-899-0098 or at

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