Alva Vanderbilt's bed. Marble House, Newport, RI. Mrs. Vanderbilt’s Bedroom, on the second floor, is in the Louis XIV style. The ceiling in this room is adorned with circular ceiling painting of Athena, painted circa 1721 by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini. It was originally in the library of the Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice.
The Louis XV Room was perhaps one of the most grand in Biltmore House. It features liberal doses of gold and silk, making it literally shine on a sunny morning. Edith Vanderbilt gave birth to her daughter, Cornelia, in this room in 1900. Years later, when Cornelia was a young wife, this is where she gave birth to her two sons, George Henry Vanderbilt Cecil and William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil.