Nef: Table ornament in the form of a ship.
Neo-Classic: of the eighteenth century classical revival.
Nest of Drawers: The case of small or diminutive chest of drawers.
Nest of Tables: graduated tables made to fit one below the other were first made towards the end of the eighteenth century. Four was the normal number and for this reason they were called ‘Quartetto’ tables.
Netsuke: (Japanese, pronounced ‘netsky’) from ne-a-root, and tsuke-to fasten) A toggle with holes used to secure the cord on which a man carried his personal belongings.
Nevers: Important French center for the manufacture of Faience from the late sixteenth century. Several factories flourished in the seventeenth century and for much of the eighteenth and the wares.