This is an oversize jumbo switch plate that is larger than standard switch plates. This switch plate is solid stamped brass that is polished but no protective lacquer coating is applied. The plate will differ in shades due to the fact that there is no protection on the brass and brass starts to age quickly. Since there is no lacquer coating on the plates, these plates will naturally petina with time or you can finish the plates yourself. This two gang switch plate will accommodate two standard toggle light switches. This plate measures 5 1/2" by 5 1/2".