Oak Pressed Back Chairs

Buy the best oak pressed back chairs selected and recommended by interior designers. By Chloe Hughes.

You will absolutely want to see our collection of gorgeous oak double pressback chairs. Lovingly crafted out of one of the most sought-after hard woods, these chairs have both craftsmanship and style, and satisfy any need. Use them for seating at a dining table, or on the front porch. Add one to your bedroom for a handsome addition. Give your home a tried and true new furniture piece.

Vintage Oak Pressed Back Chairs

Vintage Oak Pressed Back Chairs

Vintage Oak Pressed Back Chairs


Perfect For: Collectors trying to find one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture

What We Like: The delicate spindles that feel comfortable to sit back on

Not So Good For: Families who need a set of four chairs

Made in the 1970s, this set of three vintage oak pressed back chairs sit on four spindle legs that sit 18.5 inches off the ground. The upper backs feature intricate hand carvings with eight center spindles for added lumbar support.  

Designer Advice

Add these oak pressed back chairs into your kitchen with a small round wood table on four carved legs for a seamless vintage aesthetic. Add a transparent glass vase filled with your favorite flowers to the table or even a retro red and white check tablecloth to fully outfit the space in 1970s garb. 

What Users Say

Looks just like the picture. Really nice quality. Very satisfied! 

Four Pressback Dining Chairs

Four Pressback Dining Chairs

Four Pressback Dining Chairs


Perfect For: A rustic farmhouse kitchen

What We Like: The Ranch Style details

Dating way back to the late 1890s to 1900s, this set of four pressback dining chairs sit on four simple carved legs with side and back support beams. There are five spindles on the backrest as well as etchings on the top back panel and lower curved supports near the seat.  

Designer Advice

This set of deep brown varnished pressback dining chairs would make an inspired choice to pair up with a long rectangular wood table with X-shaped legs. In a dining room set-up, you could position a vintage pine wood hutch in the corner of the room and place an antique brass mirror on the wall to complete the look. 

What Users Say

The shipping was quick and the items were exactly as promised this was a very pleasant experience.

Set of 4 Pressed Back Oak Chairs

Set of 4 Pressed Back Oak Chairs

Set of 4 Pressed Back Oak Chairs


Perfect For: Adding to any kind of wood kitchen table for a complete dining set

What We Like: The contrast between the black leather seat and wood frame

Ideal for a family, these pressed back oak chairs are unique in looks as they’re crafted out of stripped-down vintage oak. They measure 42 inches in total height and possess nine curlicue spindles across the backrest with etched scrolls and carvings as well.  

Designer Advice

For a slightly more contemporary and eclectic look, pair this set of four pressed back oak chairs with a black trestle base wood table with a dark wood distressed tabletop. Place a braided jute rug underneath the table for a cool contrast that also brings in an element of unexpected naturalness. 

What Users Say

Fantastic seller. Quick communication and provided a beautiful piece that arrived promptly and in good condition. 

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Buying Guide

Carved wood has always been in demand, but until the late 1800s, it was dependent upon skilled workers who could produce the carvings. But as factories geared up, there first came the spindle carved chairs followed up by pressback chairs. Oak double pressback chairs became a staple of mail-order cataloged because they looked great, but could be manufactured quickly. The pressback process was used on the backs of chairs. It worked by rolling a sharp press over the back of the chair, stamping the design into the chair. Hundreds of chairs could be quickly produced using the same pattern. “Double Pressback” meant that the designs were not just on one side, but on both. For more complex designs, the pattern could be stamped on, then a worker could quickly trace it using a power router.

Finding solid wood furniture, even from factories, has become more difficult in recent years. So many items are made from composition board. Amazon offers precisely two listings for this type of chair:

  • Liberty Furniture Nostalgia Pressback - Not sure we could call this one a double press back since the design is only on one side of the back. However, they are made from hardwood with an oak veneer, and they sure are pretty.
  • Coaster Home Furnishings - Advertised as a “country armchair” these have chairs have arms, turned spindles, and a pattern pressed into the back. They are beautiful, and a little fancier than Liberty’s chairs.

Sometimes you can pick up antique pressback chairs, but the woven cane bottoms often need to be replaced. One press back chair fancier commented that if you find someone who does this, to get them to do it and pay them whatever they ask – that it will be well worth it. These older chairs often show some distressing but are in every way beautiful. The turned spindles on Larkin press back chairs, for example, series 1 through 6, are each slightly different. Not only do they hail back to the golden age of oak, they are examples of early factory manufacturing.

Press back chairs were not intended for the rich. They were a way for people who had a little money to spend on their home to have something beautiful. The very cheapest press back chairs had faint patterns because the press was only passed over them once. More expensive chairs were pressed more than one time, and some even had hand detailing after the press work was done.

Whether you are buying modern replicas or have the good fortune to find genuine, turn of the century antiques, oak double press back chairs are treasures.

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The beautifully decorated backrest of the chair makes this oak stool delight. The whole presents itself perfectly and introduces a unique atmosphere. Slim legs and a very comfortable seat for easy relaxation.

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Beautifully crafted of solid oak wood and covered in a light oak finish, the chair is a masterpiece of hand-carving work. Its antique look features turned legs with double stretchers that hold a shapely seat and a tall spindle back.

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Beautiful, made of oak wood set for a luxurious dining room. Delicate sculptures add style. They seem to move to the Middle Ages. Pressback dining chairs and table with one solid feet can ennoble each interior.

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Even if presented here oak double pressback chair is not an antique chair - it is a reproduction of early farm style kitchen pressback chairs. Carved in natural white oak wood, with slim rungs and characteristic back.

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A classical pressback chair, excellent for emphasizing contemporary dinigng rooms. Crafted of solid Oak wood, the chair comes with a spindle design, along with a beautifully crafted back, a round edge seat, and spread legs with durable stretchers.

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Rigid oak double pressback chairs have already undergone huge metamorphoses over the centuries but always retain a subtle rustic character, with carved rungs based on the characteristic lines around the edges. It's made of medium oak wood.

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