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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…

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…

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.
This tea tray…

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

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.
The image depicts a rather intricate table made in England in 1862, designed by…
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