Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier though in case she ever wanted to return. However, she never was able to make it back to her apartment after the war. Since 1942, the apartment had been sitting untouched, until recently when an auctioneer entered her apartment. What he found was a time capsule full of treasures. The apartment was covered in dust, perfectly preserved from the day she left it behind. Stepping into this apartment is like stepping into history. The abandoned apartment was untouched because Madame de Florian continued paying the rent until her death in 2010 at the age of 91. Despite paying the rent, she never once returned and the photos below show a moment frozen in time.
The apartment was full of beautiful antiques.
Everything was covered in dust. And there were definitely some very odd and very rare things.
Besides the dust, everything was perfectly preserved.
A painting by Giovanni Boldini was found. It was a painted portrait of the apartment owner.
Some of the antiques found were incredibly valuable.
The items inside the abandoned apartment were sold, which included a painting that sold for 2.1 million Euros.
Stepping into this apartment is like stepping into a time capsule. Can you imagine stumbling across such a perfectly preserved apartment? I expected things to be a lot worse until I saw these pictures. I can only dream of finding a treasure like this.