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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).…

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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