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  • Collection: Dorian Gray's Schoolroom (Grosvenor Apartment, London)

Flemish Tapestry
This piece shows an image of a faded king and queen playing chess in a garden, as hawkers go by with birds on their wrists (Wilde 118). Again, this attic piece reinforces a Renaissance or Gothic image in Dorian's apartment.
This image is a…

Desk and Bookcase
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).…

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…

Dorian uses this piece to conceal his portrait in the novel. The piece is satin, purple with gold embroidery according to the text (Wilde 115), and was found by Dorian's grandfather in a convent near Bologna. When Dorian chooses to use the tapestry…
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