Satinwood bookcase

Desk and Bookcase

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Title

Satinwood bookcase

Subject

[no text]

Description

In Dorian's attic, the piece is simply described as being of satinwood and holding his old schoolbooks (Wilde 118). Basil references the piece as being "almost empty" when Dorian brings him up to see the portrait before killing him (Wilde 148).
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The Artstor database describes the piece as a desk and bookcase done in rosewood and satinwood, circa 1836-50. The piece is by J. & J. W. Meeks, and is of Gothic revival style. While Wilde's text does not go into detail regarding the piece, this image is a stand in for the type of piece that could be in Dorian's attic.

Creator

Oscar Wilde
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Artstor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of California San Diego

Source

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Penguin, 2000.
ARTstor Slide Gallery, Data from: University of California, San Diego

Publisher

Penguin
Artstor, University of San Diego

Date

Wilde's text/ 1891
Penguin/2000
1836-50

Contributor

Hannah Phillips

Rights

Penguin books
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Artstor

Relation

[no text]

Format

[no text]

Language

English

Type

Text, still image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Citation

Oscar Wilde --- Artstor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of California San Diego, “Satinwood bookcase,” Objects and Interiority in Dorian Gray, accessed May 21, 2018, http://doriangrayarchiveeng578.omeka.net/items/show/14.

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