These may seem like newel posts, but they were actually used as ceiling decoration! From the 1900s-1940s Arts & Crafts style homes were being built all over the US. An aspect of A & C home design was exposed beams that were not structurally utilitarian but used as a way to adorn the ceiling. These pendants would have joined those ceiling adornments as finials!
Sold individually, dimensions listed are per pendant.