These were used in a variety of ways. They were used in the bedroom to hang bed clothes, the walls or doors for towels in bathrooms or bedrooms depending on where the washstand was located. They would hang in the kitchen for utensils. This is vintage. It is in good condition for the age. The patina is of rust. These are very hard to find. All wire from my collection is used, cleaned and waxed or oiled with WD40 and wiped off. This is to keep from further corrosion. The measurement is 18 1/2 inches long. The decoration is scrolled on each end. It has five hangers. A little different with a center coiled wire.