Open House

The Official Blog of Biltmore®

More From Biltmore

Home Ideas & Inspirations

Wine & Food


Meet Our Contributors

RSS Feed

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 books and jewelry to tablewear and decorative objects.

Here’s a look at several notable gifts, which can be seen at The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad exhibition in Antler Hill Village.hat pin

Above: Hatpin, ca. 1924 from Cartier, New York. Made of carved jadeite, sapphire, diamond, and platinum with original case.

compactAbove: Vanity case with attached lipstick and cigarette holder, ca. 1924 from Cartier. Made of gold, enamel, carved jadeite, platinum, diamond, and onyx, in the original box. The case opens to reveal a mirror, powder compartment, and powder puff.brooch

pendantLeft: Shoulder brooch for Scottish plaids, Henry Tatton, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1919. Featuring cairngorm (smoky quartz) and sterling silver.

Lower Left: Amethyst pendant, ca. 1924.

Lower Right: Cupid and Psyche figurine, late 19th century, French bisque porcelain and ormolu.porcelain figure

Return to Blog


Related Posts

Posted on 06/10/2015 By Annie W

Its a very creative idea that you re planning for a customized wedding gift and above that love lock is really very useful gift.

Welcome! Please help us improve our website?

Your opinion is important to us. After your visit, would you be willing to answer 5 quick questions about our website? It should only take between 2-3 minutes to complete.

Clicking yes below will open our survey, please continue your website visit and fill this out when you are finished.