Hand-embroidered wedding dress, c.1881.The bodice and train are fashioned from fawn-colored silk faille. The skirt is made of substantial ivory silk satin. Both pieces are hand-embroidered with sprays of ivory silk floss flowers, executed in satin stitch with French knot accents. The sleeves and neckline are trimmed with Brussels lace flounces. The superb hand embroidery sets this magnificent creation above other dresses on any day of the year.