BÜRING, Johann Gottfried
(b. 1723, Hamburg, d. after 1788)

Chinese Tea House

1755-64
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Palace of Sanssouci, Potsdam

The Chinese Tea House is a garden pavilion in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. Frederick the Great had it built, about seven hundred metres southwest of the Sanssouci Summer Palace, to adorn his flower and vegetable garden. The garden architect was Johann Gottfried Büring, who between 1755 and 1764 designed the pavilion in the then-popular style of Chinoiserie, a mixture of ornamental Rococo elements and parts of Chinese architecture.




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