Folk Art in the Attic takes readers on a 30 year journey of Canadian antique and folk art discovery. Each of the chapters in the book features a memorable find from Shaun Markey's search for the best examples of Canadian country furniture, folk art, vintage advertising and nostalgia.
At times you'll literally feel you're looking over Shaun's shoulder as he searches out and successfully acquires another great antique. Blended in with the adventures is valuable advice and instruction for all levels of collectors from the beginner to advanced. Shaun shares lessons learned, often painfully, on his way to finding superb examples of Canadian material history.
Folk Art in the Attic is part memoir, part adventure, part instruction manual on how to find and appreciate antiques. From high quality pieces of country furniture, to two sets of the first ever hockey cards made in Canada, to one of the earliest trade signs found in Eastern Ontario, to the iconic folk paintings of East Cost artists Maud Lewis and Joe Norris, it's all here, in a book that is certain to please even the most seasoned antique collector.