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Old 10-16-2016, 12:59 AM
Joey P Joey P is offline
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Originally Posted by Dewey Finn View Post
If the two sides can be separated, they might be decorative finials. But as it is, I don't see how it would be useful.
I was actually thinking newal posts caps, but again, as it looks, that doesn't make sense unless it was specifically made for a certain spot in one house.

However, before you put too much thought into it, keep in mind that someone could have just been playing with a new lathe. Made one...whatever it is, then had enough extra stock left over to make it again on the other side without having to reset everything and 100 years later confused heirs are trying to figure out what it was used for.