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Also, Roderick once told me the Cheney house was one of his favorites. At the 35:18 mark begins a nicely filmed sequence of the progression from the street approaching and entering the house. It gives a sense of how subtly it unfolds.
Regarding that Cheney, lovely as it is, I'd kinda like to see some alternate furniture to that billiard table which features in this film and also the bulk of the color images I've seen. I think I'm going to have to go on a search for something pre-pool table.
The photos are in Monograph 2, pp 55-59. The vertical stained-glass sconces, which might or might not be Wright's, appear in both those photos and in
the video. I'll post the photos if you wish; they are not very evocative, but they do show what's there . . . more or less.
And Steinerag has a crop of images from 1972. Lots of fur.
http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%2 ... raitsC.htm
Do we know if FLW designed any furniture pieces at all for the house? If so, I don't imagine Edwin Cheney treasured them much. I would expect he sold that house lock, stock, and barrel. Did he linger or move out right away?
this collection, in the same way that he bemoaned the rag-tag furnishings his early clients "dragged in behind them," wrecking the ambience of his sublime interiors . . .
I've never heard of Wright doing furniture for it, but it has a large collection of the Henreidon designs, some visible in passing at around 36:15.
The pool table, they told us on Wright Plus, is original to the house. Interesting to imagine what might have happened on top of it.
I met the owner of the billiard table in '87. Can't recall his name off hand. He lived alone. He may still be the owner. Cheney, no matter the furniture, is a brilliant house to be in, perfectly scaled. The best thing that could be done with that house is a restoration of the wood, which is practically black with age, and a less white paint job for the plaster. That is about all it needs ... aside from removal of a massive B 'n' B carbuncle in the back yard, which I believe was added early on by Drummond.