Courtesy of Barbra Streisand
By David A. Keeps
This is how Barbra Streisand lies around the house. Or, how she used to. The award-winning singer-actress-director and philanthropist, shown here in an Arts and Crafts and Native American-decorated room in her former Beverly Hills residence, is selling pieces from her collection of antiques and vintage home furnishings Oct. 17 and 18 at Julien's Auctions.
Proceeds will benefit the Streisand Foundation, a nonprofit that supports environmental and women's health programs. A free public exhibition of the pieces runs from Oct. 10 to 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
"Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love," says Streisand. As a result, she is auctioning nearly 500 items from other periods and styles: Louis XV and XVI, Georgian, Art Nouveau, Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright and Art Deco. Click on for a guided tour, with commentary from Streisand, who recently released her 63rd(!) album, "Love Is the Answer."
The Native American woven baskets on the table, part of a group of three, sold for $1,000.