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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(3)

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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Uncovering a life—based on a coat

Posted on 04/05/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(3)

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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Craftsmen add their expertise to Dressing Downton exhibition

Posted on 02/12/2015 by Judy Ross

As you marvel at the costumes in the Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times™ exhibition, take a moment to look at details of the displays in Biltmore House. What? You haven...

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George Vanderbilt and his automobiles

Posted on 12/18/2014 by Judy Ross

Because Biltmore House had superb stables, we often think the Vanderbilts relied on horses and carriages for transportation throughout their lives. Certainly, when George Vanderbilt was born in...

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