Aug. 23rd, 2010

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FOR SALE 

Due to a change in job circumstances and the need to buy materials for the new house, we are selling our rather spiffy medieval tent as seen here on the left.

It's a Vic James tent, made from 100% cotton duck canvas, and has been fully waterproofed.  All materials are historically accurate, down to the carved tentpegs.  We had it made without pelmet scalloping as we asked Vic to model it on some of the contemporary paintings, and couldn't find primary evidence of square sided tents with scalloping!  Of course the lack of scalloping also makes it perfectly acceptable in any time period up to the Napoleonic wars...

It's 12' x 18' inside, and has a rigid wall-pole system which holds the walls taut and allows for shelves, wall-hangings etc. to be suspended from the walls.  For the time that we used it, we used the left-hand third of the tent as a children's area and curtained it off for privacy.  This type of tent is perfect for that kind of "bedroom creation".

It is easy to raise, but does need two people.  We've managed it with one adult and a nine year old before now, but nine year olds get rather distracted, so I'd really recommend another adult.

This tent has had very little use - we took it out for two very short seasons (three or four events at most), and then Tim's music took off, so we just couldn't make it away on a regular basis.  It's a shame to have it sat there unused, so it's time to move it on to another home.

Something of this size would cost well in excess of £1200 from Past Tents these days.  I don't know what Vic is charging these days, as he's never needed to advertise, and this tent was a special anyway.  We'd love to get £800 for it, but if it goes to friends/nice people then we could take £700.

For a few more pictures (including inside), my flickr set is here:  www.flickr.com/photos/87679464@N00/sets/574642/

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested.  All donations to the "get some corrugating sheeting on their bloody roof before Tim drowns" fund gratefully received :-)

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