The arms are those of Wykeham quartering others, as borne by Sophia-Elizabeth Wykeham, Baroness Wenman of Thame Park, Oxfordshire, only daughter and heir of William Richard Wykeham, Esq., of Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire. She inherited his substantial estates on his death in 1800.
Baroness Wenman is remembered for her intimate acquaintenceship with the Duke of Clarence (later King William IV), who married Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen in 1818. William became King in 1830 and, in 1834, created Miss Wykeham Baroness Wenman. She never married.
These entrée dishes belong to a vast silver dinner service ordered by the heiress from 1808 through 1831. Composed of seventy-two dinner plates, six sauce tureens, meat dishes, dessert stands, entrée dishes, cruets, and and candelabra, with a total weight of over 4,000 ounces, the service was undoubtedly used for grand entertainments, including the fete Miss Wykeham gave on the coronation of William's brother, George IV, in 1821. The entire service was sold by H. W. Wykeham-Musgrave, the heir of Thame Park, at Christie's in 1920.