Barbra Streisand Art Deco piano up for auction in Edinburgh

Lyon & Turnbull's Hannah Willets models the Krakauer baby piano that once belonged to Barbra Streisand. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Lyon & Turnbull's Hannah Willets models the Krakauer baby piano that once belonged to Barbra Streisand. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

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A baby grand piano once owned by Barbra Streisand is expected to fetch £5,000 at auction in Edinburgh.

The Art Deco piano was designed in the 1930s by American manufacturer Krakauer and is made of a polished walnut veneer.

Lyon & Turnbull's Hannah Willets models the Krakauer baby piano that once belonged to Barbra Streisand. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Lyon & Turnbull's Hannah Willets models the Krakauer baby piano that once belonged to Barbra Streisand. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

It was owned by the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer and actress until 1994, when she auctioned items from her collection in New York.

The 144cm wide x 99cm high instrument, which comes with a matching piano stool, has since been kept in Scotland.

Experts believe it could soar far beyond its pre-sale estimate of £3,000-5,000 due to its unusual provenance.

John Mackie, director of Lyon & Turnbull, said there had already been interest in the piano “from around the world”.

The baby grand piano by the renowned piano makers, the Krakauer Brothers, that once belonged to Barbra Streisand. Picture: Hemedia

The baby grand piano by the renowned piano makers, the Krakauer Brothers, that once belonged to Barbra Streisand. Picture: Hemedia

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