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I read this article on Sunday in the Telegraph, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

For 70 years, a Parisian flat was uninhabited, the rent faithfully paid. The owner, who moved to the South of France before World War II and never returned, died recently at age 91. When her estate managers opened the apartment, one said, “Entering the untouched, cobweb-filled flat in Paris’ 9th arrondissement was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.”

The find that’s being touted in the news is the romantic Boldini painting of the owner’s actress grandmother, which sold at auction for 2.1 million pounds.

But I have to wonder…am I the only one who’d rather have the flat? I mean, look at it:

The whole story: Parisian flat containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years


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4 Responses

  1. meak says:

    How can millions of dollars come anywhere near the priceless beauty of glamour preserved from a different, elegant and long ago era?

  2. I'm with you…I'd rather have the flat…this is exactly what a lot of decor mags are trying to recreate these days, all the amazing Parisian details! adore!

  3. Gail says:

    Absolutely the flat. What a find. Perhaps one of the heirs wanted to keep the flat and couldn't get together the $ to buy out the others. It really is a shame.

  4. LittleBert says:

    What has happened to the flat. I don't want the painting, just the flat!!!

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