A confection of Valenciennes lace, applique lace insets and pretty silk bows adorn this pretty batiste wedding night gown. Dating from the late Victorian or early Edwardian era, the gown was worn by Clara Foster Bacon on her wedding night.
The yoke, of the gown, is a bevy of lace, forming a deep 5" ruffle, lovely whitework cut away appliques, and two blue silk ribbon bows. The three-quarter sleeves are accented with the same treatment of rows of lace, forming a 4-3/4" deep ruffle. Ribbon bows, again, accent the ruffle. Above the ruffle, the batiste fabric is cut away with an applique inset.
The flowing gown has two side seam gussets to make it fuller giving it a flare. Narrow lace edges the neckline both front and back. Gown slipped over the head with no fastenings.
Measurements: 58-1/2" long from the neck line to the hem. 14" across from shoulder to shoulder. Bust is a generous size of 36-37".
Condition: Very clean. A few tiny holes in the fabric as to be expected from the age. No major damage.