pointed out by Knirirr:
Before World War II, Mrs. de Florian left her Paris apartment and moved to the South of France. She never returned, but faithfully paid her rent for 70 years, the apartment remaining completely untouched.
Mrs. de Florian passed away earlier this year, and the apartment was opened for the first time in more than half a century.
The appraisers found a three million dollar painting, sure, but far more amazing is all the little things left just as they were, in a little time capsule. What would you give to root around in there?
The aptly named Paris Apartment blog has more photos.