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Unusual Biltmore Jobs: Blacksmith

Posted on 07/01/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Biltmore is more than just America’s largest home—the estate, located in Asheville, North Carolina also employs approximately 2,000 people. Many Biltmore employees work in traditional...

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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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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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Restoration retrospective: Louis XV velvet wallcovering

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(7)

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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