tent ceiling. Camp ceiling. The inward-sagging curved form was frequently found in late C18 garden-buildings, especially those in Chinoiserie or oriental styles, e.g. Turkish Tent, Painshill, Surrey (c.1760—recently (1990s) restored), and also occurred on Regency canopies and verandahs (not made of fabric, however, but of some more permanent material, e.g. metal). A fine example of a tent-ceiling in fabric was conceived for the blue-and-white Zeltzimmer (Tent Room) at Charlottenhof, Potsdam, by Schinkel (c.1830).
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