Folk Art in the Attic

Adventures from a Lifetime of Hunting for Antiques and Folk Art

by Shaun Markey

icon-pages Pages: 184
icon-ruler Size: 6 x 9
icon-isbn ISBN: 978-0991748440 (paperback)

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 Coast artists Maud Lewis and Joe Norris, it’s all here, in a book that is certain to please even the most seasoned antique collector.

About Shaun Markey

Shaun Markey

Shaun Markey is a native of Ottawa, Ontario, where he has lived most of his life. His professional career has included positions in broadcasting, government, journalism and communications consulting. He began collecting and selling antiques in 1981. He hasn’t stopped since.