High-gauge steel sinuous springs offer maximum support for each piece of furniture constructed by Lester Furniture Mfg., Inc. Each spring is individually placed, secured with clinchers and hand tied 8 ways with a synthetic twine to eliminate breaking or stretching.
By the end of the 17th century, horse hair was the “stuffing” of choice and allowed the upholster to control the shape of the furniture. But before horse hair became popular sawdust, grass, feathers, deer and goat hair were also used to fill furniture. Roughly 30 years ago, owner John Lester recovered a 15th century seating set. They were hand carved and valued at $10,000 at that time. John was instructed to only remove the existing leather and recover with the new fabric. Everything else was to remain the same. This included the inner padding. When the leather was removed, the padding on the inside of the chair was human hair. He followed strict orders and left the human hair (every black, blonde, brown, and red piece) in the chair and covered it with fabric.