Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Parisian flat containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years

Parisian flat containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years

This is an incredible story, a true example of a time capsule if ever there was one. It always amazes me when hidden or forgotten items come to light after so many years, but to find an entire apartment left just as it was 70 years ago is quite remarkable. That the rent was still be paid right up to this year, and the tenant still alive yet seeming uninterested in returning, makes it all the more fantastic.

What it must have been like for the assessors and experts to be the first people to enter the room in seven decades I can hardly imagine, although by all accounts it was an eerie yet thrilling experience. Plus, amongst all the fascinating paraphernalia and items of history, there turns out to be a lost painting by an important Italian artist that goes on to fetch a record price! Truly this was a dream discovery and it makes one wonder, if a flat in a bustling capital city can be overlooked for so long, just what else is out there waiting to be rediscovered?

2 comments:

  1. I'm amazed it wasn't much dustier. What an exciting thing to find, though.

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  2. What an amazing story.I wish I had been the inheritor tho lol

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