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Saxony china dishes, Gobelin tapestries, and Persian carpets: what beautiful and useless things they really are. They could leave right then with their lives, but this is their wealth.

And so it’s no wonder that a man who has lost everything is their final guest, Andrei. He no longer needs fine things, he hardly has life left. Symbolically he is reminding the rich the price paid for their lives.

Two Goeblin tapestries as seen in Genoa at the Villa del Principe. This is possibly how the Rostov’s would have displayed their tapestries.