50's-60's, electric lamp, New York. If I can't find a more precise description, I'll leave it as "a lamp that hangs from the ceiling", something that fits in the context.Axel, can you give us a clue as to what decade we are talking about here? 1890 or 2010? Tiffany or Ikea? Oil, gas or electric?
Thanks for the image, se16teddy!Yes, now that you mention the 50s, I guess it might be this kind of lamp shade: http://www.itchee.com.au/uplimg/img_126473_0e41552362676dcd8c6baeb4d90ed3f5.jpg These kinds of light have bit parts in a thousand films from the 40s and 50s suggesting institutional or seedy interiors suitable for masterminding battles, discussing bank robberies, witnessing a murder, falling victim to a femme fatale, planning attacks on aliens... As you say, they drop from the ceiling.