It’s no coincidence that the cover lots for this season’s Gentleman’s Auction are puzzles designed by Stewart T. Coffin. The puzzles are dual purpose: at once objets d’art suitable for display in a museum and an embodiment of ordo ab chao. When the puzzles arrived through our Modern Design department, I knew they were perfect for this auction.
Of the eight puzzles included in the collection, only four arrived assembled. I’m not sure if this was a test from the consignor for us to prove our mettle or if they had never been assembled in the first place.… Read More