The idea for a placemat decorated with a colored 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. LADY CLARE has been manufacturing the finest quality coasters, placemats and accessories since 1932. Heat resistant and stain resistant, the mats and coasters are felt backed to protect fine furniture. They are easy to care for, simply wipe with a soft, damp cloth. A wide assortment of designs is available in traditional, formal and casual patterns suitable for a variety of lifestyles. Beautifully finished trays and waste paper bins are included in the collection.