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Fine Linens for Fine Living

Posted on 08/18/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Imagine a dinner in the Banquet Hall with George and Edith Vanderbilt. Your place at the 40-foot-long table might be set with as many as twelve pieces of silverware, three plates, plus a charger...

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Caring For a Fragile Part of Biltmore History

Posted on 08/17/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

If you have a set of fine china or crystal handed down in your family, you can imagine the care it takes to clean and preserve all the place settings and glasses in the Biltmore collection! There...

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Exploring George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 08/05/2015 by Jean Sexton

Even in Biltmore House, where so many rooms are filled with amazing collections of beautiful things, George Vanderbilt’s Library still shines as a special place. The collection of books...

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Biltmore’s Curatorial Team: Current Projects

Posted on 08/05/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan Comments(1)

Biltmore’s curatorial team oversees the research and interpretation of the historic collections, interiors, and history of Biltmore Estate, including managing room restoration projects,...

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More than a housekeeper—a central figure in Biltmore House

Posted on 06/25/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(3)

You may not realize it from her position, but one of the significant figures in Biltmore’s past is Emily Rand King, who served as housekeeper and head of staff for the Vanderbilts from 1897...

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