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Celebrating Canada

Decorating with History in a Contemporary Home

by Peter E. Baker, foreword by John A. Fleming

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A visual journey showcasing how history can make a house a home, a reminder of the strength of character and ingenuity entrenched in Canada’s history.

Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation — the same year recognizing 375 years of settlement in Montreal — Quebec antiques professional Peter E. Baker brings life to Canadian history and demonstrates how antiques and folk art can successfully be incorporated into a contemporary lifestyle, providing a home with a unique identity.

Drawing from a single collection, the author selects and showcases objects spanning three centuries of Canadian history, from the early days of French settlement to the creative boom of late-20th-century folk artists. Amply illustrated, and written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, this is not a traditional technical study of antiques representing a specific type or region. Celebrating Canada showcases the story and the artistic merits of each object.

About the Authors

Peter E. Baker has led a 40-plus-year career as a Quebec-based antiques dealer, participating in major shows in both Canada and the U.S. He is a long-standing member of the Canadian Antiques Dealer Association and was a featured Canadiana appraiser on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. He lives with his wife Susan in Elgin, Quebec.

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Peter E. Baker has led a 40-plus-year career as a Quebec-based antiques dealer, participating in major shows in both Canada and the U.S. He is a long-standing member of the Canadian Antiques Dealer Association and was a featured Canadiana appraiser on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. He lives with his wife Susan in Elgin, Quebec.

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Contributor Notes

Peter E. Baker has led a 40-plus-year career as a Quebec-based antiques dealer, participating in major shows in both Canada and the U.S. He is a long-standing member of the Canadian Antiques Dealer Association and was a featured Canadiana appraiser on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. He lives with his wife Susan in Elgin, Quebec.

Editorial Reviews

Whether you’re a committed collector of Canadiana, a seeker new to the passion and looking to learn, or someone wanting to understand how to achieve ‘the look’ in a condo or house, you’ll not be disappointed.

— Canadian Antiques and Vintage

Amply and beautifully illustrated, deftly and informatively written in a conversational, easy-to-read style … impressively showcases the story and the artistic merits of each object.

— Wisconsin Bookwatch

Beautifully presented.

— Maine Antique Digest

Echoes Joan Burney’s philosophy, which is to take an uncluttered approach and focus on pieces that make for ease of living.

— Ottawa Citizen

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