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Great restoration done with patience and affection for the wood he has uncovered.  John has been a dream to work with and I found exactly what I’d been searching for over the years.  The restoration is a model of excellence.  Delivery when promised even though it’s a busy time of year.

 – Marjorie – Toronto


I am slowly building a lovely home filled with mid-century furniture from What The Vintage. Last year, I bought a beautiful credenza and dinner room table; this year, I just bought a gorgeous roll-top desk. The desk is stunning: so beautifully restored, with attention to every detail. John and Juliette delivered it gently to my home and I am sitting at it as I write this note of appreciation for What The Vintage!

– Jennifer – Toronto


“8 months, 30 websites, 20 stores later and I finally have my chair. I love it. John was so gracious showing me what was available in his very large show/work space. After agreeing on a more than fair price, he said he would clean the upholstery and clean/treat the wood. My chair arrived like NEW. Free delivery too ! Would definitely shop there again”

– Sarah – Toronto


“Amazing service and great piece!”

– Sandhya – Toronto


“Terrific workmanship, terrific delivery, terrific transaction! ”

 – David – Toronto


“We are incredibly happy with the piece that we’ve purchased from What The Vintage. They have an amazing selection of one of a kind items that have been restored while maintaining integrity, at a fair price. We particularly enjoyed the time they spent with us hearing our needs and working out dimensions.”

 – Jo & David – Toronto


“I had a great experience working with John. The pieces in his warehouse were beautiful, and he was a perfectionist in preparing them for my home. He was flexible and reliable with the delivery. I would buy from him again and recommend him to anyone!!!

– Noor – Toronto


“Great selection of pieces, it’s like being a kid in a candy store! Website looks great and easy to buy from, very professional. John was great to deal with, fast delivery is the icing on the cake.”

– Maryam – Mississauga


“I had a terrific experience with What the Vintage.  I placed the order and received an immediate response and had the item within a few days.  They offered free delivery and the product was in perfect condition. They were complete professionals. ”

– Vivien – Toronto


“Had a great experience. Purchased teak 9 drawer dresser, lamp, spot light and stool. Look great! Delivery went without a hitch. I would recommend What the Vintage to anyone looking for unique well priced merchandise and a great purchase experience.”

– Barbara – Toronto


“Service, prices and merchandise all great. I’ll be sure to buy again and to spread the word! Thanks”

– Art – Toronto


“I purchased a walnut mirror from John after months of deliberation and waiting on other furniture to make sure it fit the look of our space. He was great enough to stop by to show it in the space and luckily enough for me still had it once I decided to get it not to mention deliver it back again! I was pleased with the quality and value offered compared to other options out there. I will continue to keep on eye on what is available at What The Vintage and recommend to my friends and family.”

– Paula – Thornhill


“I purchased a school bookcase which arrived looking better than the web description. I was expecting quite a few scratches—-maybe some carved initials—but it was in fabulous condition. John delivered it, right on schedule, the day after I bought it. For prompt service and excellent quality, you cannot beat ‘What The Vintage’.”

– Bill – Toronto


“Fast delivery, friendly service, the entire experience was a positive one! ”

– Kiva – Toronto


“We purchased a teak credenza/sideboard from John and we COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! It is such great shape and was exactly what we were looking for. Looks amazing in our dining room. I bought it unseen based on the information that John provided me over the phone and it was exactly as described. Prices are amazing; I couldn’t believe that delivery was included. I’m hoping to purchase some additional pieces of furniture from What the Vintage.”

-Lynn – Toronto


“I bought a Canadian walnut buffet from What the Vintage. It was a painless (and even enjoyable) experience. John’s response time and happy willingness to answer all my questions made the buying experience friendly and personable. The piece was delivered (free of charge, no less) just 3 days later by John and his lovely partner. You can tell he knows his stuff, but more importantly you can see how passionate he is about his wares. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend WtV to anyone looking for a decent retro piece.”

– Chrissy – Toronto


“We’re very happy with our experience purchasing a teak TV unit from John. The piece was in great condition, exactly as described and was delivered right on schedule. John was very pleasant to deal with and I’d gladly recommend the site to my friends if I wasn’t worried they’d scoop all the good stuff!”

– Greg – Toronto


“We love our *new* vintage walnut dining table! The customer service from What the Vintage was amazing, John answered our questions before our first purchase online. On delivery day, he and his wife brought the table up to our condo and even assembled it. Will be checking back to see what’s new at What the Vintage. Great experience shopping with you.”

– Taryn – Toronto


“We are very happy with the piece we purchased, true to the way it looked on the website. Service was exceptional. I have and will continue to recommend this website to others.”

– Kate – Toronto


“I was very pleased with the piece of teak furniture that I purchased from John. It was in good condition, delivered on time and John was extremely helpful in explaining how to put it together. Excellent customer service! I would certainly without hesitation consider buying more mid century furniture and objects from John.”

– Richard – Toronto


“I was already in touch with a dealer in California about sending over an item from there when I found John’s website. I bought a beautiful dark-stained slatted bench through him and it was delivered on time and in wonderful condition. Looked better than the pictures! I will definitely be checking back to see what else he has in stock.”

– Lily – Toronto


“When I found What The Vintage I thought it was too good to be true. Happily, I was wrong. My wife and I bought two great pieces from John. They were a great deal, in great condition, and they look fabulous in our place. I’ll be checking John’s site often! ”

– Joel –  Toronto


“We really enjoyed our first experience with What The Vintage! John has a great eye for mid century modern furniture. He is friendly, knowledgeable and he provides prompt responses to customer questions. The website is accurate, detailed and easy to use. We look forward to acquiring future treasures from John and his crew.”

– Sheereen – Richmond Hill


“Excellent customer service–living out of town I was a little nervous about paying online and expecting the items to actually get delivered, but they were right on time, in great condition. Couldn’t be more pleased.”

– Karen – Waterloo


“I was very pleased with the walnut buffet that John had for sale. Good condition, intriquing design and works very well in our mid century dining area. Priced reasonably as well. John and his wife were terrific to deal with, and the door to door delivery, (plus placement), was a real bonus. Customer service tends to be a lost art these days, however John went above and beyond to accomodate.”

– Shelley – Toronto


“We’re thrilled with the table and chairs, and have gotten lots of compliments on them already, and have even sent several people to your website – all who no doubt will be future customers for you!

You were a true pleasure to deal with, right from the first time we emailed you, to when you carefully and professionally delivered the table right to our home. We’ll definitely be checking your site regularly to see what you come across, and before too long will no doubt buy something from you again.”

– Geoff – Toronto


“John had two great pieces for my place. They were in wonderful shape, well-priced and delivered personally by John. In addition, John really knows his stuff and is a pleasure to deal with. I would readily recommend John and What The Vintage for fabulous and well-priced mid-century finds.”

– Cindy – Toronto


“Friendly to deal with, fast communicator and the prices are great! I really love the shelf I bought. Thanks so much!”

– Kim – Toronto

“Hello John, I just wanted to send a quick note to express how happy I am with the teak buffet – it’s absolutely stunning. Your customer service is great and I love the web site. I was a little hesitant to purchase a piece of furniture online but you made my experience really comfortable, simple and easy. I was confident I made the right choice – and the best part – delivery included! Your prices are unbeatable. Thanks again”

– Kris – Toronto

“I think your website is one of the easiest to navigate through.  I like that all necessary dimensions are there, a brief description is provided and that you post several images of each piece. Also, I like that you keep your sold items up there for reference.

Adding to the cart and paying through paypal are easy functions too.  Overall the clean design and bold colour blocking is really attractive.

As for customer service, your email responses have always been prompt and informative, which I really appreciate.”

– Jessica – Toronto


“I am very pleased with the dresser I bought. It fits perfectly into my space and adds a lot of character.   I definitely plan to visit your website on a regular basis to see what else I might like to pick up.”

– Tina – Mississauga


“I really appreciate the fast communication and the friendly service. It’s a big reason why I am a repeat customer. Looking forward to doing more business in the future!”

– Mike – Toronto