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2011-06-10 12:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Tiffany at Biltmore exhibition opens this summer at Biltmore -- George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre estate -- lovers of art, antiques and gardens will encounter a feast for the senses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110610/CL17928 ) The exhibition of 45 stained-glass lamps and eight photomurals will fill the Biltmore Legacy exhibition hall in the estate's Antler Hill Village. In addition to viewing the renowned lamps, guests...

2010-02-16 07:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare 1913 Stevens-Duryea Model "C-Six" seven-passenger touring car will be placed on display for the first time beginning May 20, 2010 in Biltmore's new Antler Hill Village. The car is one of 10 motor vehicles on the estate that was registered in North Carolina in June 1916, and the only one purchased by George Vanderbilt that remains in The Biltmore Company's collection. This particular model is believed to be one of only 10 known existing in...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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