A fine early English band sampler in excellent condition, professionally cleaned, mounted and framed behind UV filtering museum glass. The sampler is stitched almost entirely in Montenegrin cross and double running stitches, featuring numerous traditional pattern bands. There are various alphabets at the bottom, and it is dated 1662 with the initials "AW" in red to the right of the date. Worked in shades of dark and light turquoise, gold, ivory, green, navy blue, rose and deep red silks on linen, it is in wonderful condition. It measures 8-1/2" x 33" (sampler alone), or 11-1/4" x 36" to the outer edges of the frame.