The lamp is very nice looking and functions well. I especially like lamps that have a pull chain so you don't have to go hunting for the on/off switch. It is very light weight, that is why I did not give it an excellent rating. I like the looks, I would have preferred a weightier lamp. The shade was slightly damaged, but I faced that part toward the rear. It is a heavy paper shade, not fabric - again reflecting the very average quality of the lamp.