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Restoration retrospective: the Tyrolean Chimney

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Judy Ross

As part of our look back at the extensive renovation project that returned the Louis XV Suite to its current splendor six years ago this month, let’s take a moment to consider the namesake...

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Dressing Downton™ with Biltmore’s Floral Design Team

Posted on 04/13/2015 by Judy Ross

When you walk into the Salon during the Dressing Downton™ exhibit, right away you notice the striking purple ensemble—the one worn by Lady Violet Crawley during Season 1 of the PBS...

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Uncovering a life—based on a coat

Posted on 04/05/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

Recently, Biltmore’s Lenore Hardin, Associate Collections Manager, was cataloguing a servant’s livery coat from the Biltmore House collection when she discovered a label inside. It read,...

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A springtime stay at Biltmore

Posted on 02/25/2015 by Judy Ross

While George Vanderbilt put great thought into every detail of Biltmore, there’s one aspect of the home he placed in importance above all others: hospitality. Biltmore was designed for guests,...

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Cedric: Biltmore’s Top Dog

Posted on 02/16/2015 Comments(1)

Like the fictional Lord Grantham on the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®, George Vanderbilt often had a beloved canine companion at his side. The first was Cedric, a St. Bernard who took...

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