Looks like part of a copper windmill.
Or fancy rabbit ears for better reception on your 1930's tv.
Swanky scissors without the handle.
Clearly, I have no idea.
looks like stencils
It's a stencil so you can make c-scrolls and curlicues.
Aw, yes, this is clearly an antique chicken head cutter. Housewives would use this in the preparation stages for chicken soup. The reason it have Victorian-type designs was so it would have a bit of a feminine touch to it - because as we all know it is not very lady-like to kill a chicken.
Awww, I loved the "Liar's Club"!
Love the answers! Now if I could just catch that chicken.
it looks like it s for scrolls and stuff! Maybe also used for spacing drop strings, that what it looks like to me any way!
I have a similar tool to the one in the photo. but not as attractive a scroll. I've never used it... but would have used it to mark out the top of round cakes with a pattern.