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Biltmore's Licensing Partners, Encore and Capel Rugs, to Debut New Collections at October High Point Market

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Biltmore® announced that it is expanding its home furnishings offering at the October High Point Market with new wood accents and rugs from manufacturing partners Encore and Capel Rugs.

Building on a successful introduction from the 2009 fall market, Encore will expand its Gentleman's Pursuit collection with several richly appointed wood accent pieces, featuring authentic details inspired by George Vanderbilt's unique sense of style.

Capel Rugs will debut a new rug collection, Arrondelle, inspired by architectural details found on Biltmore Estate or in Biltmore House.

"We anticipate great sales at this market with these beautiful new products from Encore and Capel," said Tim Rosebrock, vice president and general manager of Biltmore's licensing division. "Buyers will appreciate Biltmore's continued commitment to quality and the Vanderbilt legacy of hospitality."

Among Encore's introductions at High Point, marketgoers will see adaptations that translate the styling of original antiques into desks, mirrors, accent tables and other functional pieces. Encore's eclectic designs have roots in America, Spain, England and the Netherlands.

From Capel Rugs, marketgoers will find new colorways in best-selling collections, plus two distinct rug patterns debuting as part of the Arrondelle line.

Capel Rugs shows in Space 112 of Market Square. Encore shows at 301 N. Hamilton St.

Encore's Market Introductions for Biltmore

Piquet Table
This beautiful Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted game table draws inspiration from a piece found in Biltmore House's Billiard Room. Exuding masculine elegance, this piece is made of solid walnut, featuring exquisite notra crotch veneer in an aged walnut finish and fine cast brass accents. The table's top unfolds to reveal a rich leather gaming surface. 24"w x 24"d x 40.5"h. May retail for $2,300.

Grand Hall Mirror
A true showpiece, this intricate yet masculine mirror draws inspiration from a leather- covered folio stand found in Biltmore's grand third-floor living hall. Adapted to suit the needs of the modern consumer, this striking piece features leather inlay finished to mimic antique bronze. Baroque geometric patterns, rendered using brass nails in an aged bronze finish, accent the mirror's six beveled panels. 48"w x 3"d x 52"h. May retail for $1,910.

Louis XIV Cocktail Table
Our team of designers drew inspiration from a Louis XIV style brass-bound box to create this beautifully ornate cocktail table. This show-stopper features flawless Santos Rosewood veneer inlays in an aged walnut finish, accented by fine brass cast handles and fleur de lis embellishments. Sparing no detail, each drawer is lined with solid oak. 54"w x 30"d x 16"h. May retail for $3,950.

Louis XV Desk
Inspired by a late 18th-century French Louis XV desk, this distinguished piece is constructed using solid walnut. The desk features a leather writing surface and sophisticated ornate brass hardware. 65"w x 24"d x 40.5"h. May retail for $6,595.

Capel's Market Introductions for Biltmore

Arrondelle draws inspiration from Biltmore's architectural details, rendered in subtle color palettes and with visually interesting proportions. This pure wool collection is hand tufted in India and features two patterns, Medallion and Baroque. Available in the colorways nickel, jade and parchment. A 5" x 8" rug may retail for $499.

About Biltmore's Licensing Division
Launched in 1990, Biltmore's licensing division has grown to be a highly recognized brand, drawing on the historical treasures and inspiration found in Biltmore House and gardens. Through Biltmore® For Your Home and Biltmore® Chateau Reserve, consumers are able to experience both the classic designs found in George Vanderbilt's grand collection of art and furnishings, and the relaxed enjoyment of fine country living.

Current Biltmore licensees include Amarr Garage Doors, Anderson Hardwood Floors, Artaissance, Atlanta Cheesecake Company, Belk, Burton + Burton, Capel Rugs, Cottage Gardens, Cumberland Nurseries, ELK Lighting, Ellington Fans, Encore/Sarreid, Fisher Farms, Habersham, Habersham Feathers, Herter Nursery, HFI Brands, Indital USA Stair Parts, Larson-Juhl, Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Michigan EvergreenNursery, Moulding Associates, Inc., Netherland Bulb Co., Oriental Accent, Peace Tree Farm, Randolph's Greenhouses, Ridgeway Clock Company, ShadeTree Canopies, Southern Living House Plans, Unique Stone, Vita Food Products and Whitecraft.

To learn more about Biltmore's licensing division, visit www.bringbiltmorehome.com.

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