Early American Colonial and English Antique Reproduction

For over forty years D.R.DIMES & Company has been crafting museum quality reproduction American furniture. Founded by Douglas Richard Dimes in 1964, the company grew from a one man shop to an American institution. Along the way he was commissioned by nearly every major Early American museum in the country.

Mr. Dimes' great grandfather Richard Dimes ”" an English silversmith who had immigrated to the U.S. in 1881 ”" started Towle’s hollowware line. Dimes eventually founded his own company, Richard Dimes Co., in South Boston going on to establish himself as a one of the finest silversmiths in the US. Richard... (more)

Ideation

Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.

Drafting

A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.

Materials

Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.

Sample-Making

Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.