What’s inside a Paris apartment that has been abandoned for 70 years?

What do Micky Mouse, a preserved ostrich and dusty furniture have in common? As reported in Game Junkie, a team of researchers gained exclusive access to an abandoned Parisian apartment with a colorful history. Excited, the researchers had the opportunity to travel in cities.

Led by auctioneer Olivier Choppin-Janvry, the researchers were deployed “to create an inventory of every object prevalent in the Parisian time capsule and, if possible, develop a valuation for all of them. The team had no idea what they would find in apartment and were unsure if anything had been left behind when the couple fled. Once inside the apartment, the team were amazed to find that the apartment was almost in full working order. Each room was still immaculately decorated, furnished and objects which would have made it a home.”

Time had left its indelible sooty mark on the apartment, and the snapshot of history is an exciting and elusive find. “Every thing in the property was covered in thick layers of dust, but everything remained untouched and just as it would have looked 70 years earlier. The team reported that it felt like they were stepping back in time, almost as if they were in an alternate universe.”

“The team of investigators established a theory about the deserted apartment. They concluded that the war had forced Mrs. de Florian to flee from home, to the safer countryside of southern France, therefore leaving their once-loved home completely frozen in time .” See the rest of the article for more photos and details on what was found inside.

Earlier: Devin Nealy wrote about a rare painting, “The Depiction of Madonna and Child,” found in an abandoned bungalow in north London.

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