Florence Vanderbilt Twombly


View Inventory

Florence Vanderbilt Twombly, owned Vinland with her husband Hamilton McKeon Twombly, in Newport Rhode Island. Her brother, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, owned The Breakers next door. Considered to be Commodore Vanderbilt’s favorite granddaughter, Grand dame Florence became the reigning hostess of Vinland, a lavish and elegant center of social aspiration during the late Gilded Age and first half of the 20th century. As an extended member of Newport's prominent Vanderbilt family, Mrs. Twombly's high formal, aristocratic entertainments were as well known as her maroon-liveried servants and ever-present entourage of Rolls Royces. The Twomblys enlarged the house considerably between 1907 and 1910. The interior at this time was recreated by Ogden Codman.

The town of Florham, New Jersey is names after the Twombly’s – FLOR, for Florence and HAM for Hamilton.

We are currently offering the following pieces featuring Florence Vanderbilt Twombly’s signature:





All certificates are sold only as collectible pieces, as they are either canceled or obsolete. Certificates carry no value on any of today's financial indexes and no transfer of ownership is implied. Unless otherwise indicated, images are representative of the piece(s) you will receive.