Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered After 70 Years with Painting Worth $3.4M

Madame de Florian was 23 when she fled Paris, France, to escape the Nazi raid in 1942. She locked up her apartment home and never returned. She died at the age of 91.

Her family discovered that she’d been paying the rent and upkeep on the apartment for her entire life. They hired an auctioneer to visit the place and inventory its contents.

This enigmatic room hasn’t been opened for 70 years!


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It’s the perfect time capsule of the Parisian Belle Epoque time.


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Madame de Florian inherited this from her grandmother, Marthe de Florian, a Parisian socialite and actress.


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The apartment remained exactly as the 23-year-old Madame de Florian left it 70 years ago.


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The place is filled with luxurious furniture, gold curtains, books, and many other rich embellishments of the time.


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A stuffed ostrich with pre-war stuffed animals — a retro-looking Porky the Pig and Mickey Mouse.


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The biggest treasure they found was a never-before-seen painting of Giovanni Boldini from 1898. It was the portrait of Marthe de Florian. The painting was later sold at an auction for $3.4 millions!


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