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Sala, Laura Bayer

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role Collector
dates 1874-1961
city New York City
other citiesParis, France; Antibes, France;
gender F
historical notes Laura Bayer Sala, nee Laura Bache Kayser, was an art collector and daughter of silk glove and hosiery manufacturer, Julius Kayser, founder of Julius Kayser and Co.

Her mother, nee Henrietta Bache, was also a collector (French decorative arts) and her uncle, Jules S. Bache (1861-1944), was a financier and art collector.

Laura Bache Kayser married Edwin Stanton Bayer (1870–1929) in 1895, and in 1933 she married the art dealer and former French diplomat, Count Antoine de Sala (1876–1946).

Dr. Walter Heil published an essay on the French art from the Bayer collection in Pantheon, 1928.

There were two sales solely featuring works of art from Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Bayer's art collection:

1. Paris, 1933, Galerie Charpentier: Tableaux anciens; œuvres des écoles primitives et de la Renaissance par Bartolommeo Veneto, Corneille de Lyon, Lucas Cranach, Adriaen Isenbrant, Le Maître des Demi-Figures de Femme, Bartolommeo Montagna, Ludger Tom Ring, Sano De Pietro, Sassetta, etc.

2. New York, 1961, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc.: The Countess Sala Collection of French Furniture Bronze Dore, Paintings, Sculptures, Porcelains, Ailver, Tapestries, Rugs Nov. 17 & 18, 1961.

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Bayer, Edwin S.
Bache, Jules S. (Jules Semon), 1861-1944