Lady Clare
The idea for a placemat decorated with a coloured print was born out of the harsh economic climate of the 1930's.
Lady Clare Pigott, the original founder of the company, created the first such place mat in Paris in 1932. She had collected antique prints from dealers in Berlin where her husband was attached to the British Embassy. Having to entertain diplomats during their next posting to the Embassy in Paris, Lady Clare became concerned at the laundry bills she was incurring for the starched white table cloths formality required her to use for dinners.
As a result she created some place mats from shaped and painted hardboard with a flower print applied to the surface and several coats of lacquer. For her next dinner party she was able to remove the table cloth and lay the table using her placemats. Her friends were most impressed by this simple and attractive way of decorating a dining table. From these simple origins a business was born. Their range now includes placemats for formal and casual dining as well as accessories such as waste bins and trays. With over 80 years experience, Lady Clare is synonymous with design, quality and service.

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Ladyclea Italian Fruits (richardsinori) Board mat set of 4
Ladyclea Italian Fruits (richardsinori) Board mat set of 4
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Richard the Nori popular Italian Fruits pattern wood Board mat!
Ladyclea Italian Fruits (richardsinori) Square coaster-set of 6
Ladyclea Italian Fruits (richardsinori) Square coaster-set of 6
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Richard the Nori popular Italian Fruits traditional wooden coaster.
Ladyclea Haddon Hall ( Minton  Square coaster-set of 6
Ladyclea Haddon Hall ( Minton Square coaster-set of 6
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Popular Minton Haddon Hall traditional wooden coaster.
Lady clare A green ( Herend  boardmat set of 4
Lady clare A green ( Herend boardmat set of 4
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Herend popular A green pattern wood boardmat.
Lady clare Haddon Hall ( Minton  boardmat 1 piece
Lady clare Haddon Hall ( Minton boardmat 1 piece
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Popular Minton Haddon Hall pattern wood boardmat.
Lady clare Haddon Hall ( Minton  Square coaster 1
Lady clare Haddon Hall ( Minton Square coaster 1
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Popular Minton Haddon Hall traditional wooden coaster.