Celebrating Canada


A visual journey showcasing how history can make a house a home.

Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation — the same year recognizing 375 years of settlement in Montreal — Quebec author and 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, Baker 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 — a reminder of the strength of character and ingenuity that built this country.

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 expositions prestigieuses du Canada et des États-Unis. Il est membre de l’Association des Antiquaires du Canada et agit comme évaluateur de Canadiana durant le Canadian Antiques Roadshow et le Antiques Roadshow de la BBC. Il partage sa vie avec Susan à Elgin, au Québec.