I have not seen bookends like this before. They are wood, probably walnut. They are heavy, may be weighted, each weighing 2 1/3 lbs. They each are painted with a floral design reminiscent of 1900. The measurements are 10" x 2 1/2" x 6" tall. There is felt on the bottom. There is some wear, but display beautifully. What a useful antique item to own.