I?m very sorry. I made a gaffe in my last RFC: I have a relative who
recently retired from the furniture business and she told me that
Skillcraft was bought out by Dutailier of Montreal, Canada.
Since posting the RFC that I knew who?d bought Skillcraft, that
relative told me she realized she?d made an error: Skillcraft went out
of business completely; it wasn?t acquired by anyone. (I can?t find
any information about Skillcraft?s former owners.)
The store where she worked switched to Towne Square glider loveseats
after Skillcraft went under. She said Towne Square is absolutely
comparable to Skillcraft in quality.
Dutailier acquired Towne Square several years ago ? about the same
time Skillcraft went under, thus her confusion! (I am very sorry about
Although I?ve found closer matches to what you want in loveseats,
since I started out discussing Dutailier, let?s start there:
Dutailier?s homepage is:
Their contact information can be found at:
Check out their ?Collections? page:
Click on ?Towne Square,? and you?ll see a link at left for ?Mission
Gliders,? which bring up:
Clicking on ?4 Post Gliders? at left brings up:
The chair at far right appears to be a two-seater, but it isn?t quite
like the mission style pieces you cited.
Still, that?s the only Dutailier loveseat with glider I could find. (I
couldn?t find Dutailier sofa with glider.)
I think it would be worthwhile for you to call Dutailier directly and
tell them what you?re looking for. (Of course, you may be interested
in some of the chairs there at this site.)
If it turns out Dutailier can?t help you, please try ?Manufacturers
and lines represented by
Carolina Retailers,? including Skillcraft:
Fill out this information Request Form to inquire about Skillcraft:
Also try The Chair Shop in Alexandria, VA, which, according to one hit
I got for a cached link, carries Skillcraft:
However, in exploring their Web site, I couldn?t find manufacturers?
names next photos of the chairs, so am not sure of which brands are
You can contact The Chair Shop directly to see if they have what you want:
DUTAILIER MORRIS-STYLE GLIDER CHAIRS & OTTOMANS/MISSION-STYLE:
The Nurture Center:
LOVE SEAT/SOFA GLIDERS/MISSION-STYLE
?Love Seat Glider? is listed at this page of mission furniture at
Tegeler?s Amish Furniture:
Tegeler?s site doesn?t do a perfect job of identifying pieces ? I
think it?s the sofa at right, but am not sure -- so you may have to
ask them to mail or fax you a photo of their ?Love Seat Glider,? if it
isn?t pictured here.
Contact information for Tegeler:
Phil Taylor Antiques has a large, mission-style loveseat with a
?reclining back? (In my RFC, I mistakenly referred to it as an antique
piece ? it isn?t), which you can see at the top, right side of this
Contact Phil Taylor Antiques:
Wood Makers Furniture has quite a few gliders, including the ?Highback
Loveseat Glider? (at right, near bottom of the page):
Wood Makers Furniture?s site isn?t fully functional yet, so
exploration here is limited. Here?s some information about the
And here?s their contact information:
Order Form: http://www.woodmakersofmacomb.com/order.html
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. John?s Wood Shop has a mission-style ?Gliding Love Seat?:
St. John?s also has a Morris Mission Chair:
Click on ?Living Room? at left to bring up more mission-style pieces at:
At the bottom of that page see mission-style loveseat, sofa, and
glider chair in matching upholstery, plus an additional mission sofa.
But I?m not sure if the loveseat and sofa are gliders.
Contact John?s Wood Shop:
Toll free: 1-888-597-7467
Old Tyme County Oak?s has mission gliders. This is a ?Regular Mission
Double Glider? ? at left, about midway down the page -- that may be
intended as outdoor furniture, but it looks to me like you could have
There are additional ? 4-Poster Glider Loveseats,? but not necessarily
mission-style, at the bottom of that page.
Old Hippy has a recliner sofa in mission-style (if I understand them correctly):
That page is a bit confusing; I?m not sure if they mean the sofa
reclines (that seems to be what they mean!) or if they?re referring to
the chair shown on the same page.
You can e-mail Old Hippy to double-check at email@example.com.
Prairie Style Furniture sells antiques and makes made-to-order
furniture. They have a mission-style three-seater, but this doesn?t
appear to be a glider:
Since Prairie Style custom-makes furniture, they may be able to make a
glider version of this for you.
This was the only three-seater I could find, period.
At Prairie?s ?Restored? page, you can see antique Morris chairs for
sale, but I?m not sure if they?re gliders:
(Scroll down the page almost midway, looking to the left of the page
to find Morris.)
You can contact Prairie Style Furniture:
610-797-8640 or toll free at 866-647-7466
ANTIQUE/CUSTOM-MADE & REPRODUCTION MORRIS/MISSION-STYLE FURNITURE:
Though the chairs listed in this section are gliders, the loveseats
and sofas don?t appear to be. However, some of these companies
custom-make furniture and may well be able to build you a sofa and
loveseat in mission style, with glider, per your specifications.
See the Bow Arm Morris Glider Chair (Also available in Loveseat design):
Amish Alley also carries the ?Morris Chair with Side Panels?:
Matching pieces for that chair include ?Loveseat, Sofa and Chair;
Glider and Rocker; Coffee, End and Sofa Tables.?
Just click on a key word in that hyperlink to bring up the relevant
link; e.g., click ?Loveseat,? to bring up this page:
Amish Touch has the Bow Arm Morris Chair with Ottoman:
You can contact Amish Touch at 360-308-8338.
Or send them a question at this page:
Prime Furnishings has the Morris Mission chair with matching sofa,
loveseat, and ottoman. At this link see the chair and ottoman
Then click on the hyperlink ?Matching Pieces Include Loveseat, Sofa
and Chair; Glider and Rocker; Coffee, End and Sofa Tables.?
Furniture4Less currently has an American Themes Morris Mission style set available:
This page, which details information about this sale (I don?t see
anything specifically about gliders), notes that the loveseat and
ottoman are also available. If you keep scrolling down that page,
you?ll see the entire set.
You can call American Themes about their Morris/Mission products at
800-571-5232, to see if the loveseat and sofa have gliders.
Voorhees Craftsman sells antiques and custom-makes faithful
reproductions of classic furniture. See their Morris chair selection
Some of these are marked ?recliner? and I?m not sure that?s the same as gliding.
Contact Voorhees Craftsman at 1-888-982-6377.
Comfort Source has a Morris chair and ottoman set:
Historic Lighting has Hile Morris glider chairs:
Clicking the forward arrow on that page takes you to a three-seat loveseat:
(But I don?t think it has a glider.)
T.M. Uli & Son have mission-style furniture that closely resembles Morris:
Contact: Uli & Son are in the process of moving from Maine to Texas
and will post updated information at their site ASAP. But in the
meantime, you can contact them at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart Of Oak Workshop builds Morris-mission-style glider chairs:
They build to order, so it?s likely they can custom-make an ottoman,
sofa, and loveseat for you, too.
Contact information for Heart Of Oak Workshop:
Mission Studio also makes quality Morris chairs and ottomans:
The items displayed here don?t appear to be glider, but they do
custom-make furniture, so you may want to call them:
Mission Studio Contact Information:
The Bean Bag Store
Has a Morris style Glider rocker:
Contact Information for the Bean Bag is:
Phone 612-861-0102 or 800-289-8054
Also, be sure to keep checking eBay, which does have some Morris
chairs up for auction:
Keep checking back in at eBay using the search strings ?Dutailier? or
?Towne Square glider? or ?morris glider? in ?All Categories.?
Awhile Ago Antiques has restored vintage Morris and other restored
mission-style chairs. I don?t think these items are precisely what
you?re looking for, but they may be of interest, so I included them:
Contact information for Awhile Ago Antiques:
Another good place to check periodically is Bargain John?s:
Under ?Mission Furniture?:
You?ll see some Morris items.
You may want to contact Bargain John?s to tell them what you want so
they can be on the lookout.
Contact info: Phone: 308-324-4576.
Skillcraft AND Morris AND glider
Morris Gliders +Skillcraft +surplus
morris mission glider
glider +mission +chair +loveseat +ottoman
Morris AND glider AND mission AND chair AND loveseat AND ottoman
Skillcraft OR Morris AND glider
authentic AND Morris AND glider
Morris AND glider AND "3-seat"
"three-seat" AND Morris OR Skillcraft
Morris AND glider AND furniture
antique Morris furniture
loveseat [also love seat] +Skillcraft
skillcraft +glider +mission
Towne Square mission glider
Dutailier +glider +sofa
Dutailier AND glider AND sofa OR love seat AND mission
mission AND recliner AND sofa
"former owner of Skillcraft"
I hope my research is of help to you. If you have any problems with
any of the above links, please post a Request For Clarification and I
will be glad to assist you.
To find more results, try repeating my search strings in various
search engines ? you?re likely to stumble upon some items of interest
that I might have missed.
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