In 1942, Parisian actress and socialite Madame de Florian fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to this apartment, but kept paying the rent until her death when she was 91.

At that point, a Commissaire Priseur – Auctioneer re-entered her apartment. This was first time ANYONE had stepped foot in the apartment in over 70 years. What he found was an amazing time capsule of furniture, art, taxidermy and other items worth MILLIONS.

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This is a painting found inside the apartment of Madame de Florian, painted by French artist Giovanni Boldini. It sold for millions.

 

Giovanni Boldini