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Richly Restored to its Vanderbilt-Era Glory

The Oak Sitting Room, located between George and Edith Vanderbilt’s bedrooms, showcases some of Mr. Vanderbilt’s most prized artwork and furnishings, including his Rembrandt etchings and an ornate Boulle-style desk. Only the most cherished of guests entered this private space, including family members and close friends; now, after a 15-year restoration to its original appearance, you, too, can experience this intimate Vanderbilt family retreat.

In the video below, Biltmore Associate Curator Lori Garst shares how the Museum Services team restored this iconic room to its historically accurate former glory.

Explore additional such projects, meet the talented teams that carry them out, and discover what it takes to preserve and present an authentic American icon: Biltmore.

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