The House of Heydenryk | Clientele
If I were a frame, there's no place I'd rather hang than on the wall at the House of Heydenryk.
Lauren Bacall
Art Advisors
Art Dealers
Auction Houses
Interior Designers
Retail Stores
Set Designers

The House of Heydenryk has provided quality service to a wide diversity of clientele for over 165 years. It is a testament to our reliability that many customers have been with us for several decades.

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We welcome the opportunity to collaborate on projects with collectors, dealers, curators, designers, architects and artists and provide them with the best possible picture and mirror frames for their artwork and/or interiors. We will work within a client's budget, and complete each job on schedule.

"For over 50 years, the House of Heydenryk has been my favorite framer. Whether for my White House portraits, exhibition or personal paintings, they have provided me with fine craftsmanship coupled with suggestions for framing my pictures with individuality and taste. Heydenryk is simply . . . the best!"

—Everett Raymond Kinstler
Portrait Artist
Mr. Kinstler is one of the foremost and most celebrated portraitists in American history. He has had sittings with seven U.S. presidents (a record) as well as painted portraits of many notable figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

"I've had the privilege to work with the House of Heydenryk for over 25 years. The staff is creative, helpful, accommodating and most important of all, experienced. The House of Heydenryk's varied collection of fine, hand carved frames is perfect for the discriminating collector. Paintings by the Renaissance, Impressionist, Modern, American, Latin American and Contemporary masters have been framed with a sensibility that is the envy of fine art framers worldwide."

—August O. Uribe
Phillips Contemporary Art, Worldwide Co-Head
January 2014-Present, New York and London
Sotheby's Senior Vice President, Impressionist & Modern Art
June 1991-January 2013, New York

"My first experience of working with Henry Heydenryk was in 1955 when my first solo show of paintings was exhibited at The Hammer Gallery in New York. But it is not of the superb craftsmanship of Heydenryk's work that I wish to speak of here. It is to capture the quality of the genius of his imagination. His spirit projected into that of the artist and this extraordinary gift never failed not only framing the artist's intent, but by his design often, as could be said, translating into the work a subtle dimension hard to define.

Today, [the current president] David Mandel brilliantly carries the torch of the House of Heydenryk with loud applause from Henry Heydenryk surrounding him every step of the way . . . I guarantee this is true because I too can hear it."

—Gloria Vanderbilt
Gloria Vanderbilt is an artist, author, actress, fashion designer, business woman and legend. She is also a wonderful person and the House of Heydenryk is greatly honored to have worked with her for over sixty years.

"In 1973, when I first started out in framing, I met Henry Heydenryk, Jr., who was the recognized world authority on the history of frames. I sought him and his note-worthy team of artisans out to help solve some framing problems for the Smithsonian's National Portraits Gallery. I developed a long and satisfying relationship with not only him, but also with his staff who provided the only comprehensive source of antiques and authentic replicas that could be utilized for the nation's collection of portraits. I am happy to say his knowledge, kindness and generosity of spirit have always been a hallmark for the firm, which fortunately has continued long after his death. Luckily for its customers, the House of Heydenryk continues to strive and provide the same kind of personal service and expert craftsmanship that can be found nowhere else."

—William B. Adair, President
Gold Leaf Studios
Mr. Adair is a master gilder/frame maker and one of the most respected picture frame historians in the United States. He has lectured extensively on the history of the American frame and has organized exhibits on framing in museums across the country.

"A picture is worth a thousand words and then some after it has been framed by the House of Heydenryk. The Heydenryk staff has an innate sensitivity to paintings, and thus you can rely on their expertise to pick the perfect frame for your masterpiece. The House of Heydenryk's services are unparalleled in the industry."

—The Forbes Collection

"The House of Heydenryk has a great selection of period frames that are very reasonably priced. They are a pleasure to work with!"

—Leigh Keno, President
Leigh Keno American Antiques
For decades, Mr. Keno has brought his vast knowledge of American antiques to millions of households in television programs such as PBS's Antiques Road Show, Find!, Collect This! and Buried Treasure.

"When I think of the House of Heydenryk, I think of the professional service, the rare and unique selection, and absolute superb quality. No one does it better."

—David Anthony Easton, President
David Anthony Easton Inc.
David Anthony Easton is one of the world's most acclaimed and sought after interior designers and architects. He regularly appears on Architectural Digest's AD100 list. The House of Heydenryk has been privileged to work with Mr. Easton for over 25 years.

"House of Heydenryk is by default the only fine art framer for me. For 25 years I have relied on their extraordinary inventory of antique and new frames as well as their insight and creativity in working with me and solving all of my clients' and my own framing needs. The second soul of a piece of art is the frame in which it lives. Their sensitivity to finishes and detail are unequalled."

—Brian J. McCarthy, President
Brian J. McCarthy Inc.
Brian J. McCarthy is one of the most beloved and talented interior designers in the world. He has designed for major clientele on an international basis and his acclaimed work has been seen in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, Vogue, New York Times, Veranda, and Town & Country.

"I can always count on House of Heydenryk for the finest in quality as well as an extensive and unique inventory of antique frames. They offer a professional service that is always done with impeccable accuracy and style. Not only do I use their services personally, I also recommend House of Heydenryk to all my clients."

—Daniel Romualdez, President
Daniel Romualdez Architects
Architect Daniel Romualdez, in the words of the Wall Street Journal, is "one of the premier decorators of our time." A regular on Architectural Digest's AD100 list, Daniel's work has appeared in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Vogue, the New York Times and many other publications.

In Memoriam: We remember the following clients who passed away and whom we were honored to have worked with. We will always appreciate their friendship, their loyalty and their kind words.

"The House of Heydenryk has been doing my framing for more than 40 years and I have been very happy with the quality of work and the prompt service they have rendered. Their hand carved, gold-leafed frames are the best that can be had in the country."

—Richard Stone Reeves, 1919-2005
Richard Stone Reeves, the leading race horse painter of his time, painted more commissioned portraits of champion thoroughbreds than any other artist in history. In his honor, the House of Heydenryk named a frame design after him which is still one of the most popular profiles in its inventory.

"The House of Heydenryk's letterhead doesn't say it all; "Makers of Fine Frames." They are so much more! Obviously, they make fine frames, but they do so with authority, style and taste. They provide a unique service that is always on the mark!"

—Albert Hadley, 1920-2012
Mr. Hadley founded Parish Hadley with the late Sister Parish in 1962. He was one of the most influential and respected interior designers in history. The House of Heydenryk was privileged to make frames for Mr. Hadley and many of his favorite clients for over 50 years.

"For many years, Mrs. Rockefeller and I depended on the House of Heydenryk for all of our framing. We greatly enjoyed the variety of frames, the expert workmanship and the enhancement of our artwork."

—Laurance S. Rockefeller, 1910-2004
In addition to his distinguished career as a financier, philanthropist and conservationist, Mr. Rockefeller was a passionate art collector. The House of Heydenryk has provided picture frames for various members of the Rockefeller family for over five decades.

"There has to be a good reason why Portraits, Inc. has depended on the House of Heydenryk for more than 60 years. Actually, there are five reasons: expert craftsmanship, a huge inventory, an extremely knowledgeable staff, superb taste and reliability! It is a true pleasure to work with them."

—Marian MacKinney, 1950-2007
President, Portraits Inc.
Ms. MacKinney was one of the most important and talented portrait brokers in her field and she is greatly missed. Portraits Inc. is one of the leading portrait companies in the United States, and represents 150 of the country's finest portrait artists.