Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

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Before the start of World War II, the owner of this apartment in Paris fled to the south of France. For reasons not entirely known, she never returned and the apartment remained untouched for 70 years.

In 2010 the owner passed away at the age of 91. Her executor discovered the apartment and a team was sent to investigate. What they found was astonishing. Under a thick layer of dust was a trove of turn-of-the-century objects including several paintings that were set aside for further analysis.

One painting in particular, a portrait of a lady in a pink dress, would turn out to be an incredible find.

 

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After analysis, the painting was discovered to be painted by 19th century Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. It turns out the woman in the pink muslin evening dress was…

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2 thoughts on “Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

    • I love the dressing table too! And now I want to know more about the painter — I knew him, but not much more than his name! I just finished a novel about an artist that we only have one surviving painting of, and I was fantasizing that maybe we would find more of her art someplace like that. Obviously it’s possible, right?

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