One of the tents that housed the sultan and the higher echelons when in the field. Ottoman, 19th century. They were made of silk and satin material, and embellished inside and out with leather, brocades and embroidered materials.
In the Mysterious and almost surreal garden of Desert de Retz, a Turkish tent resides on “The Island of Happiness” amidst rampant verdure. Located west of Paris, the garden was designed between 1774 and 1789 by Francois Racine de Monville. A garden in the English manner, the property once had nearly twenty follies such as pyramid, a temple to Pan, and a column house.