These wine coolers were commissioned by Richard Benyon de Beauvoir for the new dining room at his country house Englefield Park. He had inherited the house from his father in 1796. He was also heir to his grandfather's East India fortune and the estates of his de Beauvoir cousin and grandmother. He added the de Beauvoir name to that of Benyon in 1822, the year he ordered his magnificent silver-gilt dinner service from Garrard. The newly enlarged Englefield Park, the work of Thomas Hooper (1775-1856), architect of the Prince Regent's conservatory, modelled on Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster and the neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle, Bangor.