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Bringing music to Biltmore House

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Music has been part of Biltmore's life since George Vanderbilt opened its doors in 1895. The estate’s tradition of musical entertainment was ongoing, even though the Music Room itself...

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A Musical Portrait

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Among the most eye-catching elements of the Oak Sitting Room are two John Singer Sargent portraits, each with a distinctly different feel. The demure woman in a silk gown is Mrs. Benjamin Kissam,...

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From valet to world traveler: a long life well lived

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Judy Ross

In researching people who worked for the Vanderbilts, our Museum Services staff uncovered a 1973 newspaper article in the Hendersonville Times-News about Wilfred George Shackley, who served as...

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Restoration retrospective: Louis XV velvet wallcovering

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(7)

One of the grandest guest rooms in Biltmore House—the Louis XV Room—had only a few reminders of its former beauty until its three-year restoration was completed in April 2009. Today,...

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Restoration retrospective: Wallpapering the Tyrolean Chimney Room

Posted on 04/16/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

This April marks the sixth anniversary of the restoration of the Louis XV Suite, the grandest guest bedrooms in Biltmore House. We’re taking a look back at the exquisite artistry employed...

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