ILONKA KARASZ (1896 - 1981)
Desk, Java, ca. 1930; Teak; Unmarked; 28 1/2" x 47 1/2" x 29 1/2"; Illustrated: Callahan, Enchanting Modern: Ilonka Karasz, 2003, fig. 66; This was Karasz’s personal desk from the house she designed in Java during her one year stay there in 1930. The furniture came back with her to Brewster, New York, where it remained until Mark McDonald acquired it from her estate in the 1990s.
Sale Price: $6,875
Estimate: $500 - $750
Seam separation to top. Darkened dents, scratches, chips throughout. Rich patina to likely refinish. Very good overall condition.