Welcome to the Centre of the Glass Universe!


Hovmantorp Peasant Woman Decanter


Glass Etc. is Britain’s largest antique & vintage glass shop. Run by Helen & Andy McConnell, the principal shop is housed within a former Salvation Army chapel, with an adjacent exhibition gallery.

Our stock is vast, though not all on view. Drawing on Andy’s collection of around 25,000 pieces [?], we attempt to span c1750 to the present. Helen & Andy sell [& buy] most forms of glassware, from decanters & wine-glasses through vases & scents to sculptural suncatchers & chandeliers.

The ’Etc’ in our name covers all manner of other forms of antique & vintage stuff, including architectural ironmongery, including door & window furniture, cabinet knobs, stained glass panels, etc.

We’re also England’s ‘Antique Shop of the Year’, as voted for by readers of ‘Homes & Antiques’ magazine. They haven’t actually held it since 2013, but we won then, so reckon [& know full-well] that we jolly-well are!

Breaking News!
The Decanter, Ancient to Modern, due for publication in November.
Watch this space!

The Decanter, Ancient to Modern, Cover