#1 – Just Another Apartment
For 70 years, everyone thought it was just another apartment in Paris. But 70 years later, an auctioneer opened the doors to find priceless artwork waiting…
#2 – Madame de Florian
Madame de Florian was just 23 years old when she abandoned her apartment and evacuated Paris. The locked the door behind her.
#3 – The Nazis Were Coming
The mighty German army had just crushed the French on the battlefield and were marching towards Paris to occupy it. The young Madame de Florian wanted to get our before they arrived.
#4 – She Fled South
As you can see, Madame de Florian thought her only option was to flee to the free zone in the south. She never returned.
#5 – She Passed Away
She never returned to the apartment, but she died at age 93. An auctioneer was then able to enter and sell her valuables.
#6 – Speechless
Everyone was speechless when they first opened the doors. No one expected the apartment to contain this many treasures…
#7 – Time Capsule
The apartment was like a time capsule from the time of WWII. There were even mickey mouse and porky the pig dolls that seem like relics now.
#8 – Her Art
But by far the most valuable of her possessions was her art collection. This amazing painting is of Marthe de Florian, the apartment owner’s grandmother.
#9 – Giovanni Boldini
The painter who created this piece of art was none other than Giovanni Boldini, a very famous painter. This makes the painting priceless.
#10 – Millions
There are many priceless things in this apartment but that painting was the most valuable. It sold for $3.4 million dollars…