MP AGED 13 1733


Early English band sampler executed in a variety of stitches including double running, counted satin, cross, eyelet, montenegrin, diagonal cross and rice. The silks are still vivid, with only minor losses in areas stitched with black (which is not uncommon because of the caustic chemicals used to create black dye). It features many traditional early motifs such as linked hands, stars, strawberries, artichokes, pansies, as well as an adorable little green frog and a bird with an oversized head done in double running stitch. The sampler has been cleaned and conservation mounted, very good color and condition. 9" x 18".