Ilonka Karasz, ‘Desk, Java’, ca. 1930, Rago

Illustrated: Callahan, Enchanting Modern: Ilonka Karasz, 2003, fig. 66

Signature: Unmarked

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.