a-l-ancien-regime:

The Parc Monceau, the Duc de Chartres’ folly garden, which today is a Parisian city park, draped canvas tent.
Ephemeral garden tents were extremely fashionable during the 18th century. Elaborate garden parties,  were an ancient royal tradition and were first mounted at Versailles by Louis XIV in the late 1600s. 

a-l-ancien-regime:

The Parc Monceau, the Duc de Chartres’ folly garden, which today is a Parisian city park, draped canvas tent.

Ephemeral garden tents were extremely fashionable during the 18th century. Elaborate garden parties,  were an ancient royal tradition and were first mounted at Versailles by Louis XIV in the late 1600s.