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Bold backdrop inspires Claude Bedding

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

In 2011, our curators completed a major project on the second floor of Biltmore House, allowing guests to see four grand bedrooms restored to their original splendor. Known as the Louis XV Suite, the restoration encompassed the Damask Room, Claude Room, Tyrolean Chimney Room, and the Louis XV Room.

The Claude Room in Biltmore HouseLike many rooms in Biltmore House, the Claude Room was named after one of George Vanderbilt’s favorite artists, the French painter Claude Lorrain. Born Claude Gellee (ca. 1605-1682), the artist was later known as Claude Lorrain after the province of his birth. During the Vanderbilts' 1898 European honeymoon, Mr. Vanderbilt visited several collections of Lorrain's work. Lorrain was considered to be one of the greatest landscape painters of all time.

The striking silver and cobalt wallpaper found in the Claude Room was the inspiration for our compelling Claude Bedding ensemble. As luxurious in design and grand in scale as its namesake, the handsome chenille comforter and accessories add bold flair to your home with sweeping shades of platinum, blue-gray, and charcoal intertwined with ivory and gold.

Featured image: Claude Bedding shown on Antler Hill Panel Bed with Belle-Sophia Chest
Second image: Claude Room in Biltmore House

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Posted on 04/11/2017 By Jean F

I have been coming to Biltmore since the 1971. It is a nice getaway where enjoy dinner at the Stable Café and now stay overnight at the hotel. We have done the rooftop and behind the scenes tours and loved them. The only disappointment I have had was the carriage ride. It was not a carriage at all but a wagon. Please alert me to when you actually do carriage rides. I will be there. I want to add that the driver was outstanding and very knowledgeable of the history of the home and family.

Thank you for your feedback. We regret the carriage ride did not meet your expectations and will be sure to share your comments with our leadership team to be considered for any future changes. – Biltmore Blog Editor

Posted on 02/18/2017 By Sherry S

Which of the bedrooms belonged to George and Edith's daughter? Also, have any of her childhood toys been restored? I don't remember seeing anything pertaining to her childhood on our visit to Biltmore. Thank you.

Hi Sherry, There is not a room in Biltmore House that is interpreted as Cornelia’s bedroom because the truth is that we do not know which bedrooms she used throughout her life. This is a question that the curatorial department is continually seeking an answer for, but we have made no definitive discoveries as of yet to indicate which room or rooms she claimed as her own. We do have several of Cornelia’s toys, including a German porcelain doll, which are not currently on display. - Biltmore Blog Editor

Posted on 01/16/2017 By Carolyn B

Is someone set to carry on the Biltmore from now on? I hope it continues forever!

Hi Carylyn, Thank you for your kind words! Preservation is one of Biltmore's core values and there are several fifth generation family members who are current employees on the estate. - Biltmore Blog Editor

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