We love this old gold gilt metal wall light or sconce, Florentine or French design with a glass clear flower shape to hold your bulb. Bottom of light has a plug to attach something else, so we assume this was intended for a bathroom, but we can see this in any room even a hallway. Hanging loop on back original. We see some age deterioration in the socket so we recommend you have you electrician rewire this piece and you could opt for have it hardwired into your wall instead of using the cord and plug. This lamp measures 13" from wall to outer part of lamp. The base that attaches to the wall is 4 and 3/4" across.