In the classic story, Beauty and the Beast, the objects and the Beast always seem to say that they have been there for a looooong time. Belle showed up at the end of who knows how long. How long was the kingdom and the beast under the spell from the enchantress before Belle arrived? That is my question.
In the film Lumiere answers this when he say's during the singing of Be Our Guest
"Ten years we've been rusting..."
This can be seen at about 1:54 in the below clip.
This is an answer courtesy of the question posed here