History

Early photo of Al Bar location circa 1880's

Early photo of Al Bar location circa 1880's

Al Bar-Wilmette Platers is the finest antique metal restoration shop in the country. Our staff of artisans blend historical techniques with today’s new technology to provide superior luster to restored metals. Our gentle, nonabrasive methods preserve the detail in your fine silver and sterling.

As our business has expanded, we have developed tracking systems to make sure your hardware is never lost. When you send us your hardware, fixtures, or silver, know that each piece, down to the tiniest screw, is labeled and kept separate through the entire restoration process. Our staff takes great pride in seeing that the finished article is done to perfection, and that all parts are returned to you.