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The Vanderbilt Family


How Vanderbilt’s taste influences modern design

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Holly Clark

Our stunning new Legacy Rug Collection, hand-knotted in 100% New Zealand wool, is directly inspired by similar floor coverings in Biltmore House. These heirloom-quality rugs are sure to become...

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Introducing Collector’s Room: a look into the inspiration for our Chateau Dining Table

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Holly Clark

George Vanderbilt traveled throughout his life, learning more about the world through its history, culture, and art. In a single ten-year period, his fascination with foreign lands took him...

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Wedding gifts befitting a Vanderbilt

Posted on 04/23/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The April 29, 1924 wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt and the Honorable John Francis Amherst Cecil drew guests from around the world. The Cecils also received an array of wedding gifts, from antique...

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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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Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

In April, we remember Biltmore’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, born April 26, 1822. Often referred to as the “Father of Landscape Architecture in America,” he’s...

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