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Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years

15 January 2014

Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years

I have always considered “time capsules” highly interesting projects and I was really excited when I heard about this amazing Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years of lock down.

Just think of how different the world will be 70 years from now and how odd some everyday items will change with time passing, technologies evolving and interior design trends changing.

Good thing this vintage-trend is coming back, because this apartment should be included in the dictionary at what vintage interior design is supposed to look like.

But every great thing in this world has an amazing story behind it and I’m about to share this one with you guys!

Just as the Second World War was beginning, a young Parisian girl , fearing the Nazi invaders, fled the main city in order to escape in the south, leaving behind everything she couldn’t take with or was in no immediate help to her, never to return to her home in Paris ever again.

After 70 years since the departure, the apartment is opened and reveals hidden artwork almost perfectly preserved in a chic decor.

Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!
Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!

The owner had passed away a few years ago at the age of 91, that is when the executor sent a team to investigate the apartment. What they found is truly amazing! The place is full of great, high value art pieces and beautiful antiques.

Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!
Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!

Everything inside the apartment is intact, exactly as it was left when the owner departed, they even found a few newspapers from the time period indicating the situation in Europe at that point.

Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!
Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!

After going through everything that the place had to offer, one piece stood out from everything else. It was this painting!

Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!
Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!

This piece was created by the Italian painter Giovanni Boldini depicting his muse, Marthe de Florian, a Parisian socialite and actress, back in 1888 when she was just 24 years old. The painting alone is worth around $3.4 Million!

While searching the apartment they have discovered love letters between Marthe and Giovanni that led to the identification of the lady in the picture! The owner of the apartment turns out to be Marthe de Florian’s granddaughter who had been passed all the valuable artwork to.

Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!
Amazing Time Capsule Parisian Apartment Opened after 70 Years revealing priceless artwork!

Image source: imgur.com/gallery/mLgik

I hope you enjoyed this article about this amazing Parisian apartment opened after 70 years as much as I enjoyed discovering it and sharing it with you!