Cherubim are angel-like creatures most usually associated with the Ark of the Covenant, a symbol that is central to rituals performed by Freemasons and Odd Fellows. They were placed on top of a replica of the Ark with their extended wing tips touching to form a protective canopy. This pair may have been separated from a larger object.
Stacy C. Hollander, "Pair of Cherubim," exhibition label for Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2016.