Chicago’s Premier Antique Lighting and Metalwork Shop

As one of those rare businesses that has remained in the same neighborhood for over 60 years, The Bellows Shoppe provides their clients with outstanding customer service and attention to detail. Serving the greater Chicago area, along with specialty customers from across the nation, we invite you to visit us at our Winnetka store to see some fine antique lighting fixtures or discuss your own restoration projects.

Trust in the experience and professional skills of The Bellows team to restore your antique lighting and metalwork with repair, cleaning, polishing and plating services that will take your pieces to better-than-new condition. From restoring and reproducing unique cabinet hardware to the complete overhaul of elaborate cathedral lighting fixtures, we have the experience to transform your ideas into brilliant pieces.

Call us for exceptional service for any of the following:


The Bellows provides a number of services, all with the purpose of restoring your treasures to their full potential. Cleaning, repairing, polishing, re-plating, wiring, an on-site installation are all available.

  • Silver Plating and Polishing
  • Chrome Plating
  • Nickel Plating
  • Metal Polishing and Plating
  • Metal Engraving
  • Metal Casting and Reproduction
  • Brass Polishing
  • Hardware Refinishing
  • Chandelier and Fixture Cleaning
  • Glass Repair
  • Custom Glass Grinding
  • Antique Lighting Repair and Restoration
  • Antique Welding and Soldering
  • Antique Painting and Restoration
  • Antique Fixture Repair

Customer Testimonials

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

The Bellows Shoppe has done a great deal of restorative work and specialized cleaning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. We are very pleased with the quality of their work and their willingness to work around funerals and other planned services at church. They have cleaned, polished, and lacquered many bronze pieces including very large candlesticks and tabernacle. They have also cleaned our 5 beautiful chandeliers several times. I recommend them without hesitation.

Mary Foley

Nickel Plating in Home

The Bellows shop is not only the finest plater in Chicagoland but also an excellent place for glass repair and lamp repair. We completely renovated our home over three years ago, requiring all of these services. One of our biggest projects was nickel plating all the exposed metal in our home. We tried numerous platers in the city of Chicago and on the north shore and determined that The Bellows Shoppe’s expertise, attention to detail, customer service, and pricing is unmatched by other Chicago area platers.

Randal Hall

Polished and Cleaned Antique Cup

I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the antique loving cup that you cleaned and polished for me. Originally I had no idea what metal it was made of, as it was so tarnished it looked like a combination of brass and copper with silver embossing. What a surprise to see this beautiful shiny golden colored cup with silver accents. It is truly beautiful. Thank you so much for your expert work.

Veronica N.

Lifelong Client

My name is Evie Rooth. I have lived on the North Shore for over fifty years (maiden name: Yastrow).
I am writing to you today to express what exceptional attention I have received recently from Mr. Rod Pijal. I have been at The Bellows twice in the past month for lamp repairs. On both occasions, Mr. Pijal was very polite, accommodating and honest. He was reassuring. The manner in which he responded has resulted in me becoming a lifelong client. I will share this experience with my many friends and large family!

Evie Rooth

Restored a Family Treasure

In today’s fast paced world it is difficult to find businesses that offer integrity, breadth of knowledge, immaculate skill, honesty and an attitude that goes the extra mile. Add a heavy dose of personality and you have: the Bellows Shoppe in Hubbard Woods. I recently brought several valuable family heirlooms to be repaired and could not have been happier with Rod Pijal’s thorough, prompt and painstaking service with a smile. I took him a broken project that seemed impossible, to mend, and he restored it to a family treasure! Thank you, Rod!!

Julie Isaacson

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Visit Us

If you’re local or visiting the Chicago area, we would love to have you visit us at our Winnetka store.

The Bellows Shoppe
1048 Gage Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

Regular Store Hours:

Monday: 10am – 2pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: by appointment

Phone: (847) 446-5533