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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Margaret Seeler, American, born Germany, 1909–1996
Maker Frame maker: Frances Felten, American, 1905–1976

Path of Destruction


Enamel on copper, fine silver, pewter, and pine frame

10 × 21 in. (25.4 × 53.34 cm)
Gift of Fredric T. Schneider, B.A. 1963, J.D. 1966, in honor of the Yale Law School Class of 1966 Fiftieth Reunion
Made in Weston, Connecticut
On view
20th century

Acquired from the artist by Morton Lee Polk (1910–1981), Westport, Conn., 1964 or shortly thereafter; inherited by his wife, Sara F. Polk (1916–1992), Westport, Conn., 1981; inherited by their daughter, Nina Polk Lipkowitz, 1992; dispersed as part of Polk's estate, 1993. Purchased at a craft fair in Rhinebeck, NY, by Fredric T. Schneider, New York, 2003; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2016


“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 256–57, no. 133.

John Stuart Gordon, “American Glass: The Collections at Yale,” Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 2, 2018): 30–31, ill.

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