Furniture Terms – N
nail head trim: the decorative use of a line of tacks at fabric / leather attachment points on upholstered goods.
Naked Leather: Pure Aniline.
nap: a soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather.
Nature’s Signatures: Naturally occuring characteristics on leather. Bites, stings, wrinkle and cuts.
neoclassical style: Revivals of interest in ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian themes, which occurred during the Renaissance, Adam, and Empire eras, and especially in the late 18th century, when appetites for it were whetted by archeological discoveries.
nesting table: concentrically sized tables, usually three, so that the smaller sizes may be tucked under the larger.
night stand: a small table used beside a bed, often incorporating drawers. In recent years the term has become more generalized and used in reference to its function rather than construction.
Nubuk Aniline: Top grain leather that has the “nap” effect cause by removal of the epidermis.