Architectural Picture Framing

New Castle Showroom

"less is more"

Using basic rules of scale and proportion, we create frames of extreme clarity and beauty. Wood, metal and lucite come together with stains, lacquer and gold leaf to strike the right balance between the art of the frame and the free flowing expression of art.

We understand the artwork you display is an integral part of interior design; it amplifies tastefulness and lifestyle. Our goal is to design enduring picture frames that compliment you as well as your art.


This spring Acanthus & Reed moved to an elegant new showroom and state of the art framing studio in historic New Castle, Delaware.  We will continue to make beautiful custom frames for all our New York area clients with a unique shop at home service that brings the selection process to you.

Selecting picture frames is an interactive experience and we invite you to start the conversation by using your smart phone to text or email a picture of the art you want to frame.  We will contact you to go over the project and make recommendations based on your expectations. Then we’ll send images of our frame ideas and arrange to meet, at your convenience, in your home with the samples you like. This process allows you to instantly see what will or will not work in your location.

Do you really need a thousand corner samples to find the right frame? Experience and perspective allows us to pre-select the frames that work best for your artwork. While there is never just one correct way to frame a picture, there are many ways to get it wrong. With gentle guidance and common sense you'll choose a frame that works for you, fits your budget and suits your artwork.

Join your fellow art lovers who have already taken advantage of this exciting new service. Safe, convenient and without pick up, delivery or consultation fees, shopping on your turf is a smart way to choose your next picture frame.

Call or text: 212.628.9290