Table

Table

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Title

Table

Subject

[no text]

Description

Not much is attributed to the table, other than that it is "small" and "round," close to a window in the library. When Dorian sits at the table in Chapter 8, the day is described as "exquisite" with "warm air" that seems to be "laden with spices"(Wilde 92). This is where Dorian sits himself to enjoy the morning and his breakfast the day after placing a screen in front of the portrait.
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The image is of a Mysore rosewood and ivory table, possibly made in 1902 (a bit after Dorian Gray was published). According to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the piece was made by M. Yusuf Ali and Sons. Though the table was manufactured after Wilde's text came out, this piece reflects a bit of the oriental feeling evoked in the first library scene's description.

Creator

Oscar Wilde, M. Yusuf Ali and Sons

Source

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Victoria and Albert Museum

Publisher

Penguin Books, Victoria and Albert Museum

Date

Widle's text/ 1891
Penguin/ 2000
1898-1905, ca. 1902

Contributor

Hannah Phillips

Rights

Penguin Books
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.

Relation

[no text]

Format

[no text]

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Citation

Oscar Wilde, M. Yusuf Ali and Sons, “Table,” Objects and Interiority in Dorian Gray, accessed July 21, 2018, https://doriangrayarchiveeng578.omeka.net/items/show/6.

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