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Behind Biltmore’s Hidden Doors

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan Comments(3)

Biltmore House was designed both for aesthetics and hospitality. Concealed doors, such as the one pictured above in the Billiard Room, were designed to create a seamless appearance but provide...

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Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film

Posted on 08/18/2015 by Leeann Donnelly

This wedding dress worn by Emma Thompson in “Sense and Sensibility” will appear in “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” an exhibition of film costumes at Biltmore...

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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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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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