Definitions for "Baldachin"
A structure in form of a canopy, sometimes supported by columns, and sometimes suspended from the roof or projecting from the wall; generally placed over an altar; as, the baldachin in St. Peter's.
A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.
This was originally a cloth canopy, or baldachino, supported by four poles--one at each corner. That's a simple configuration, and the definition grew to include any architectural canopy in one of several forms--including suspended from above.
Keywords:  baudekin, brocade, rich
A rich brocade; baudekin.
Keywords:  royalty, noble, ornate, church, family
a must for royalty and the more ornate, the more connected to the church a noble (or his family) might be