Fleeing Paris for the south of France in 1942, French socialite Madame de Florian had no idea if she would ever return to her glorious apartment near the Opéra Garnier. She never did go back and, because of that, her recently rediscovered apartment was left preserved as a true testament to its time. Entirely untouched and now showing half a century’s worth of dust, the space contains brilliant period furniture, taxidermy and even a Giovanni Boldini portrait of the Madame which has just sold for €2.1 million.
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