This elegant, yet simple, ivory satin gown with an attached wide gathered skirt is from the early 1860s. The neckline is trimmed with a handmade lace ruffle. The bodice features a back-laced closing. Underneath the bride wore a corset over an embroidered chemise. Layers of full petticoats worn with a crinoline hoop achieved the full bellowing skirt typical of the early 1860s. The mid-nineteenth century Limerick guipure lace veil is edged with a nine inch border of floral motifs. The full measurement of the lace veil is 65 inches by 62 inches.
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