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  • Tags: Dorian Gray

17th Century English Armchair
Not much description is devoted to the chair. It simply is in the room.

Porcelain Bowl
Filled with "sulphur-yellow roses" in the text (Wilde 92). This piece seems to be one of the more aesthetic pieces in Dorian's home. It seems to correspond with aestheticism's interest in Eastern art and design, blue and white porcelain, and yellow…

Brazier
In the text, the brazier is pierced and made of copper. Dorian uses the brazier to perform a sort of mind clearing cleanse after burning Basil's clothing and bag, lighting "Algerian pastilles" in the brazier (Wilde 174). This sort of object is tied…

Box with Landscape Scenes and Auspicious Emblems
This box is hidden inside the triangular compartment of the Florentine cabinet. It is intensely detailed, black in color with "gold-dust lacquer, elaborately wrought, the sides patterned with curved waves, and the silken cords hung with round…

Settee
The piece is described as "luxuriously-cushioned," facing the screen that hides the portrait while it is still kept in the library (Wilde 92). Though not tied to any specific schools of design, the couch seems to represent an image of leisure for the…

Italian cabinet
This piece seems to appear or be noted in the text after Dorian's corruption and the portrait changes and his"corrupted" figure/lifestyle emerges. After murdering Basil, Dorian burns his body in the library and turns to the cabinet for comfort. This…

Table
Described simply as "little" and near to Dorian's bedside in the text (Wilde 121). The yellow book gifted to Dorian by Lord Henry is placed upon it in Chapter 10.
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The image depicts a rather intricate table made in England in 1862, designed by…

Cassone
In the school room space, Dorian recognizes this piece of furniture as something he would hide himself inside as a child (a literal type of closeting in the text). It is described as having "fantastically painted panels" with "tarnished gilt…

Hand mirror
A mirror gifted to Dorian by Lord Henry, decorated with "ivory Cupids" (Wilde 88). Dorian destroys the mirror by throwing it then stomping on it in anger after he views his perfect beauty and recalling noticing his portraits sinister changes for the…

Tea Tray, Victoria and Albert Musem
Though not the traditional "blue and white china" associated with Wilde and the larger Aesthetic movement, this tray is described as "old" in the text (Wilde 91). It is brought to Dorian's room with letters and tea by his valet.
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This tea tray…
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