This is a pair of heavy, outstanding butterfly hinges. We don’t know what they came off of. It could have been a cupboard with larger doors; it could have been a lidded chest; or it may have been a cabinet. Because they are flashed copper, which was the rage in the first 20 years of the 1900s, it is likely that they were meant to be seen along with other architectural hardware in the house.
The butterfly wings on this pair is the unusual part. The flat surface hinge measures 2 1/4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches vertically. Each wing is one inch width from the spine. The outside hole centers are 1 5/8 inches, vertically.
This is a used pair with some wear. Even though they are somewhat shabby, the flashing is still good. They have also darkened with age. We have only wiped these with oil; no polishing or harsh cleaning.
Screws will be included.