What we look for when sourcing vintage Indian furniture and decor

Here at Watertiger, finding and sourcing vintage Indian furniture and home accessories is about preserving the nation’s rich history. We're captivated by the talented craftsmanship from hundreds of years ago, creating pieces that are built to last.

Watertiger founder Kathrin Bruce has spent over two decades travelling the globe in search of one-of-a-kind furniture. In those travels, she developed a deep respect for India and its historical, handcrafted objects.

Vintage Indian furniture

How do we source vintage furniture?

Our sourcing process is very hands-on, even while our borders have been closed, as we have built lasting partnerships with local vendors.

What we look for is antique or vintage furniture in its natural form, free from any kind of manufacturing, which—as opposed to new items—hold incredible stories, traditions and history, crafted by hand with longevity in mind.

It all comes down to the authenticity, combined with the look or aesthetic of the pieces themselves. 

Vintage Indian Furniture

What do we look for?

First and foremost, we look for quality. But it's all about that feeling of having to have it. Of being able to imagine it in a range of homes and spaces. That's the key test.

And it's not just furniture we look for—we aim to gather a collection of home furnishings and accessories as well. That's what makes our collection stand out: It includes everything from pots and bowls, to mirrors that make fantastic wall art and can be added to any style of decor, from modern to traditional.

Vintage Indian mirrors

We also feature larger pieces, like sideboards, daybeds and cabinets and smaller decorative items to add a global accent to any space.

Vintage Indian homewares and decor


We invite you to explore our full collection Indian furniture and homewares, including our latest arrivals.

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