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Progress Report: Ridge Cap Project

Posted on 05/14/2015 by Sharon Bell Comments(2)

Just like your house, Biltmore House sometimes has a leak or two in the roof. A crew with Huber & Associates recently spent a few days taking down the leaking copper North Tower Ridge Cap (...

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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(4)

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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Restoration retrospective: the Tyrolean Chimney

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

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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