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Family inherit old building and unearth amazing vintage shoe store that was locked up for decades

…and all the footwear is in perfect condition (albeit a little dusty).

An American family have unearthed an Aladdin’s cave of mint-condition vintage shoes in an old building they inherited from their grandparents.
The building operated as a shoe store from the 1940s until the 1960s, but the doors had been locked for decades. Until now.

One of […]

By |November 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Family inherit old building and unearth amazing vintage shoe store that was locked up for decades

Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years

Eerie new images have emerged of a French apartment abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched in the seven decades since.

Other than a thick layer of dust covering the furniture, the room looks exactly as it would have done 70 years ago when its occupants fled Paris for the south of France as the Second World War erupted in Europe.

With Germany devising the Fall Gelb – a military sub-campaign later known as the Manstein Plan, with an objective conquering Northern France – the owner of the chic apartment decided that leaving the capital was the only way she could guarantee her safety.

JOHN HALL Author Biography Thursday 16 May 2013
independent.co.uk
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By |October 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years

Bunny Mellon’s Keen Eye Is a Boon to Sotheby’s

Orginal article- New York Times

UPPERVILLE, Va. — Few people have ever visited Oak Spring Farms, the grand home here of Rachel Lambert Mellon, better known as Bunny. If they had, they would have seen a Pissarro, unframed like a flea market find, above the living room fireplace. Upstairs, a still life by van Gogh hung […]

By |September 17th, 2014|Industry Articles, News|Comments Off on Bunny Mellon’s Keen Eye Is a Boon to Sotheby’s