Fileman Antiques Ltd

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David Fileman


Bayards, Horsham Road,
Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3AA,

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Landline: +44 (0)1903 813229
Mobile: +44 (0)7775 912575
Fax: +44 (0)1903 816570

BADA, ADFL Mayfair, Mere, Petworth, Harewood, Esher, LAPADA

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About Fileman Antiques Ltd

Fileman Antiques is run by David Fileman. David’s grandfather, Morris Fileman, an electrical engineer in Brighton in the 1890's, when the use of electricity was in its infancy, started what would become their family business.

Morris electrified the Palace Pier and many of the large hotels and theatres in Brighton. At that time many people were installing modern light fittings, and he was often asked to dispose of the old ones.

On his death in the early 1940s the business continued with Morris's eldest son, John Fileman who fought as a teenager in the Great War, losing a leg on the Somme. On his return, he started to buy pieces of 18th-century English glass, opening his own shop on Dyke Road in Brighton in 1948. He ran a successful business selling antique lighting, 18th- and 19th-century glass and French paperweights until his death in 1962.

David left school immediately to take over the running of the business and has continued its development with his wife and sons moving to larger premises in Steyning in 1975. They now have an experienced team who can restore, rewire and install antique lighting and carry a large stock of 18th- and 19th-century chandeliers, wall lights, candelabra, lustres, table glass, 18th-century wine glasses and French paperweights.

Elected to BADA membership for 18th- and 19th-century glass chandeliers, wall lights, candelabra, lustres and table glass. 18th-century English drinking glasses. 19th-century French glass paperweights; restoration; valuations.

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