Parisian apartment, forgotten for 70 years
• The Paris Apartment, forgotten for 70 years
In 1942, Mrs. de Florian, fleeing from the Second World War, left her apartment in Paris and fled to the south of France. More in their apartment, she did not return. Several years ago, 91-year-old woman died, was then commissioned experts and describe the property vacant for 70 years of the apartment.
It seems as if time has stood still in this apartment. Under a layer of dust can see many amazing antiques.
The apartment was even a stuffed ostrich. In the Victorian period, taxidermy became especially popular, and stuffed animals were an integral part of the interior design and decor.
One of the most striking findings was the portrait of a girl by a famous Italian painter Giovanni Boldini. It turned out, it was Marta de Florian, the muse of the artist. Of love notes found in the picture, and the widow's diary Boldini became known that the picture of the artist wrote in 1898, when Miss de Florian was 24 years old. Notable is the fact that the owner of the apartment was the granddaughter of Martha de Florian. The painting was sold at auction for $ 3.4 million.