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The dining room at Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island features many symbols of Beauty, Wealth and Power so fundamental to Alva Vanderbilts' perception of herself. Designed by Parisian decorator Jules Allard, the walls of Algerian marble gleamed in the afternoon light as the Vanderbilt family gathered to lunch and converse in French. The family sat on dining chairs made of solid bronze covered in gold leaf that weigh seventy-five pounds and required a footman to move them.
#MarbleHouse #newport #mansion #newportmansions #gildedage #grand  #vanderbilt #opulent #opulence #gilded #gold #gilt #diningroom #baroque #rococo #beauxarts #neoclassical #interiordesign #interiordecor #decor #wealth #rich #posh #architecture #archiporn #archidesign #archilovers #architecturelovers #architexture #architecturaldesign

The dining room at Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island features many symbols of Beauty, Wealth and Power so fundamental to Alva Vanderbilts' perception of herself. Designed by Parisian decorator Jules Allard, the walls of Algerian marble gleamed in the afternoon light as the Vanderbilt family gathered to lunch and converse in French. The family sat on dining chairs made of solid bronze covered in gold leaf that weigh seventy-five pounds and required a footman to move them.  #MarbleHouse  #newport  #mansion  #newportmansions  #gildedage  #grand  #vanderbilt  #opulent  #opulence  #gilded  #gold  #gilt  #diningroom  #baroque  #rococo  #beauxarts  #neoclassical  #interiordesign  #interiordecor  #decor  #wealth  #rich  #posh  #architecture  #archiporn  #archidesign  #archilovers  #architecturelovers  #architexture  #architecturaldesign

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of people and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” -Mark Twain
(📷: William and Alva Vanderbilt with family and friends in Egypt, c. 1888). #antiquephotograph #vanderbilt #GildedAge #society #egypt #pyramid #sphinx #sepia #travel #explore #antiquephotography #photography #photograph #instaphoto #instapic #victorian #instaphotograph #travelpic #instaphotography #instatravel #traveling #travelphotography #travelinstyle #travelgram #travelling #travels #traveler #travelers #travelpics

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of people and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” -Mark Twain (📷: William and Alva Vanderbilt with family and friends in Egypt, c. 1888).  #antiquephotograph  #vanderbilt  #GildedAge  #society  #egypt  #pyramid  #sphinx  #sepia  #travel  #explore  #antiquephotography  #photography  #photograph  #instaphoto  #instapic  #victorian  #instaphotograph  #travelpic  #instaphotography  #instatravel  #traveling  #travelphotography  #travelinstyle  #travelgram  #travelling  #travels  #traveler  #travelers  #travelpics

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." -Edith Wharton (📷: The Payne Whitney house at 972 Fifth Avenue in New York City, photo by Jonathan Wallen).
#opulent #opulence #grand #grandeur #architecture #interiordesign #interior #interiordecor #decor #mansion #estate #fireplace #mantel #fireplacemantel #mirror #reflective #reflection #archiporn #archidesign #archiporn #nyc #GildedAge #society #wealth #rich #newyorkcity #manhattan #5thavenue #fifthavenue #architecturelovers

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." -Edith Wharton (📷: The Payne Whitney house at 972 Fifth Avenue in New York City, photo by Jonathan Wallen).  #opulent  #opulence  #grand  #grandeur  #architecture  #interiordesign  #interior  #interiordecor  #decor  #mansion  #estate  #fireplace  #mantel  #fireplacemantel  #mirror  #reflective  #reflection  #archiporn  #archidesign  #archiporn  #nyc  #GildedAge  #society  #wealth  #rich  #newyorkcity  #manhattan  #5thavenue  #fifthavenue  #architecturelovers

"Inherited wealth is a real handicap to happiness. It is as certain a death to ambition as cocaine is to morality." -William Kissam Vanderbilt 
#dapper #dashing #dandy #debonair #handsome #man #mensstyle #posh  #mensfashion #menswear #ootd #outfit #ensemble #outfitoftheday wealth #regal #mansion #estate #rich #gentleman #style #fashion #stud #beau #fop #dandyism #dandystyle #dandylad #gent #sunrise #tophat

"Inherited wealth is a real handicap to happiness. It is as certain a death to ambition as cocaine is to morality." -William Kissam Vanderbilt  #dapper  #dashing  #dandy  #debonair  #handsome  #man  #mensstyle  #posh  #mensfashion  #menswear  #ootd  #outfit  #ensemble  #outfitoftheday wealth  #regal  #mansion  #estate  #rich  #gentleman  #style  #fashion  #stud  #beau  #fop  #dandyism  #dandystyle  #dandylad  #gent  #sunrise  #tophat

“In life, as in chess, one’s own pawns block one’s way.  A man’s very wealth, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him.” – Charles Buxton
(📷: Interior of the Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh, New York, photo by Jonathan Wallen). #MillsMansion #opulent #grand #rich #grandeur #opulence #mansion #estate #GildedAge #society #interiordesign #interiordecor #chess #interior #beauxarts #neoclassical #gold #gilt #gilded #antique #architecture #archiporn #archidesign #archilovers #architecturelovers #architexture #archi #architecturaldesign

“In life, as in chess, one’s own pawns block one’s way.  A man’s very wealth, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him.” – Charles Buxton (📷: Interior of the Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh, New York, photo by Jonathan Wallen).  #MillsMansion  #opulent  #grand  #rich  #grandeur  #opulence  #mansion  #estate  #GildedAge  #society  #interiordesign  #interiordecor  #chess  #interior  #beauxarts  #neoclassical  #gold  #gilt  #gilded  #antique  #architecture  #archiporn  #archidesign  #archilovers  #architecturelovers  #architexture  #archi  #architecturaldesign

During the gilded age wealthy socialites flocked to Newport, Rhode Island to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, spending the brief summer social season in their grand mansions. Newport was a place where the rich went to see and be seen and to show off their debutante daughters on the marriage market. (📷: Theresa Fair Oelrichs in the rose garden of her Newport residence Rosecliff, with her son Herman Oelrichs, Jr. and nieces Muriel Fair Vanderbilt (L) and Consuelo Fair Vanderbilt II (R), c. 1912) 
#antiquephotograph #antiquephoto #pic #antiquephotography #sepia #newport #society #gildedage #wealth #rich #posh #blackandwhite #garden #landscape #pose #umbrella #dress #gown #style #fashion #womensstyle #womensfashion #upperechelon #vanderbilt #Rosecliff #heir #heiress #snob #photograph #photography

During the gilded age wealthy socialites flocked to Newport, Rhode Island to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, spending the brief summer social season in their grand mansions. Newport was a place where the rich went to see and be seen and to show off their debutante daughters on the marriage market. (📷: Theresa Fair Oelrichs in the rose garden of her Newport residence Rosecliff, with her son Herman Oelrichs, Jr. and nieces Muriel Fair Vanderbilt (L) and Consuelo Fair Vanderbilt II (R), c. 1912)  #antiquephotograph  #antiquephoto  #pic  #antiquephotography  #sepia  #newport  #society  #gildedage  #wealth  #rich  #posh  #blackandwhite  #garden  #landscape  #pose  #umbrella  #dress  #gown  #style  #fashion  #womensstyle  #womensfashion  #upperechelon  #vanderbilt  #Rosecliff  #heir  #heiress  #snob  #photograph  #photography