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Vanderbilt Oak

Quercus alba (white oak) http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/qual.htm

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I like the way the form and counter-form work together. The oak leaf and acorn work nicely to create a serif "V" with a heavier stroke on one side of the "V". credit: http://richlandcreekrun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/vanderbilt-logo2.jpg

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Oak Sitting Room that connects George Vanderbilt's bedroom to his wife Edith's bedroom.

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Gilded Age NYC Set, c.1895, of Silver-Gilt Plates Bearing the Vanderbilt Coat of Arms, with the acorn and oak leaf motif.

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Acorns http://japan-russia.jimdo.com/%D0%B6%D1%83%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BB-%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0-%D0%B8-%D0%B7%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8C%D0%B5-allure-style-allsaints-%D0%BC%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0-%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F/

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Long-case Musical Clock; Clock movement by Jean-François Dominicé (French, 1694 - after 1754), musical movement by Michel Stollenwerck (German, about 1700 - 1768, master 1746), clock case attributed to Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (French, 1639 - 1715), et al; Paris, France; about 1712; Veneered with brass and tortoise shell on oak carcass: bronze mounts, enameled metal; glass; 266.7 x 104.1 x 39.4 cm (105 x 41 x 15 1/2 in.); 72.DB.40

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Something strong and enduring comes from a tiny seed... and all the directions are packaged therein.

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Brooklyn Vanderbilt Avenue brownstone $2.7 | by techpro12

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John Singer Sargent painted several family portraits for the #Vanderbilts, including Mrs. Bacon, one of Mr. Vanderbilt's favorite cousins. Read this blog to see why this portrait that sits in the Oak Sitting Room of #Biltmore House holds special significance.

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