Wedding Gown: Wedding Dress

1880-1889

Two piece woven ivory silk beaded wedding dress. Top features short sleeves with lace flounces, lace also around neck and down the front. Bodice has ten round buttons down front, each with crocheted covering. Extensive beading on front and side panels of skirt, knife pleats at waist, long train. Handmade lace. Originally work in 1884, altered 1904 and again in 1934. Except for part of the lower part of the skirt train, the dress in good condition. Dress stored with amber necklace wrapped in it. Phosphorous from the amber ate through the silk fabric, leaving large holes. Darlington Park & Co., circa 1880-1889.


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