Essentially, it's an account of the major antique and folk art finds I've made in the last 30 odd years. There is also content on the business of antiques, picking, collecting and the impact that antiques have had on my professional and personal life. The book is 17 chapters in all plus a preface and an epilogue. I thought readers of my blog might be interested in having a sample chapter to read. So, here it is! This is the chapter that inspired the book! I hope you enjoy it.
Chapter Two of Folk Art in the Attic
by Shaun Markey
Like most folk artists, Art was surprised when I expressed interest in buying his carvings but he was happy to oblige. His carving of a lumberjack playing an accordion, mouth wide singing a song, complete with hearts tattooed on his upper arms, remains one of the favourite pieces in my collection.
“My mother gave me your business card and it says you buy folk art?”
“Where are you? “I said, trying to keep the excitement out of my voice.