This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word napery
table linen, napery(noun)
linens for the dining table
Household linen, especially table linen.
Origin: From naperie, naperie, from nape + -erie.
table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general
Napery is another term for linen used for household purposes, such as table linen. Historically it was the office in a medieval household responsible for the washing and storage of these items. It was headed by a naperer. This office worked closely together with the offices of the laundry and the ewery, and the three could be concurrent in smaller households.