Parisian time capsule from 1942 - untouched apartment & furniture

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Forum topic by Loren posted 01-15-2014 08:32 PM 1088 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 01-15-2014 08:37 PM

Thanks Loren. There was some very nice looking stuff in some of the photos. The make-up table (or whatever it would be called) looks gorgeous.

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 08:48 PM

Thanks for sharing, very interesting. The painting of of Boldini is worth a little fortune by itself, and there are some beautiful pieces of furniture. Wish I was one of the lady’s heirs!

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 08:49 PM

There are some really beautiful pieces there. I’m no expert but I’m guessing that most of that furniture was antique in 1942. It certainly wouldn’t have been contemporary in the US at that time, maybe in France? Nice post, thanks Loren.

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 09:18 PM

The Mickey and Porky dolls are way out of place, but I’ll bet they are worth a lot as well.

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 09:57 PM

I think the dressing table is Empire period.

The ceiling you can see has some interesting details. A lot of that
stuff was done in paper mache.

The images look like the were photoshopped through an
“oil painting” filter.

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 08:36 PM

I thought the Mickey and Porky were out of place to, but Disney adopted that style of Mickey in the 40’s so they could be period pieces (Google is a very cool tool :-).

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