This object once belonged to the Grand Duke. It has hidden compartments where the protagonist has hidden gold coins.
This object is given as a gift from Nina to the Count for Christmas before she begins school.
The Essays of Montaigne
This book reappears throughout the novel and is used at one point to support a bureau that is missing a leg. Later, it is used to transport gold coins to Sofia after her escape to the American embassy in Paris.
Bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
This object is brought as a gift by Mishka to the Count in order to share a toast to the Grand Duke on the tenth anniversary of his death.
Abram shares this with the Count on the night that the Count prepares to commit suicide.
This object was commissioned by the Count's father and represents the passage...
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