Celebrating Canada


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.

This book is made possible through the generous support of the Canadian Museum of History.

About the Authors

Peter E. Baker

Posted by Kendra on January 24, 2017
Peter E. Baker photo

Peter E. Baker

Peter E. Baker poursuit une carrière d’antiquaire de plus de 40 ans, au Québec. Il a participé aux salons les plus prestigieux du Canada et des États-Unis. Il est membre de longue date de l’Association des Antiquaires du Canada et a agi comme évaluateur des pièces de Canadiana à l’émission Antiques Roadshow de la BBC et Canadian Antiques Roadshow. Il partage sa vie avec sa femme Susan à Elgin, au Québec.