Light green & cream checked taffeta 1860's. Green silk trim cut in scallops, gathered on string, hand stitched to dress. 9 silk & tatted ball buttons. Skirt lined with tarlatan, bottom faced w/green braid & polished cotton. Coat sleeves look like pagoda sleeves. Bodice flat lined w/muslin. Pocket. Separate belt lined w/polished cotton, closes at front w/overlap & belt loop. Center bow in back. Waist & armscyes piped. Waist 22", bust 30, skirt front 41, back 47, circ 140", Back neck-waist 15.
Later 1860s green-and-cream checked silk dress with peplum belt, trimmed with green silk taffeta. Unusual combination of pagoda sleeves opening at back over coat sleeves. I have seen this in fashion plates with the pagoda opening to the front, not the back.