Madame de Florian’s apartment was found close to a church int he 9th arrondissement of Paris. Experts entered the apartment after finding it to make an inventory of what was inside. They found, among other things, a very valuable painting by Giovanni Boldini, an Italian artist from the 19th century. A historian said it was like “walking into Sleeping Beauty’s apartment, where time stood still since 1900.” Another historian, Olivier Choppin-Janvry, who did the discovery, said the whole apartment smelled of old dust.
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