A Mr. Sandby took the time in the mid eighteenth century to sketch and paint some wonderful camp scenes. They include great details for tents that are hard to determine anywhere else. He drew tents in formal settings with civilians crowding around, and tents on military campaign with the troops milling about. One of the most interesting of his observations was this end entry marquee. A true treasure the Raised End Marquee offers some of the best of both the round and square marquees.
The shape of a raised end marquee is a modified round end. In other words, there are fewer triangles in the ends so the tent appears more as a facet than a half circle. The walls and doors are highest at the ends (5’ 8″ on the 10’ 6″marquees and 6’ 2″ on the 13′), tapering to a low point at the center of the sides (4′ for the 10’ 6″ and 4’ 6″ on the 13′). This graceful curve gives the marquee a truly elegant appearance.
The shallow roof pitch and differing wall heights make perimeter poles a necessity for this structure. While contributing to the transportation burden, they do allow the tent to take up less camp space (raised-end marquee to the left depicts a 15′ x 27′ tent) . The Raised End Marquee has four wall sections.
Unless otherwise noted, Tentsmith tents are made out of 10 oz. white Sunforger – Flame resistant canvas.
All PRODUCTS ARE “CANVAS ONLY”. YOU WILL NEED POLES, ROPES, AND STAKES TO SET UP YOUR TENT, WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.