the top of this lamp had to be screwed into the bottom part, however the threads were already stripped so it sits very evenly. I didn't bother returning it because it still works and isn't in a high traffic area where people will really notice but I was disappointed with the condition upon receiving it
i am very pleased with this piece. its classic lines and excellent construction make it a no-brainer complement to any decor! very well constructed and appears as though it will last our family through many generations. i highly recommend this piece!
These lamps were just what the doctor ordered for my bedroom. They were delivered within 2 days and were packed well. It actually took longer to unpack them than to put them together. They're very sturdy and appear to be well made for the price. My only complaint is that the description was that they were 100 watt lamps. However after putting the bulbs in I realized that they are 3-way lamps. Not a reason to return them, but the description should have been clearer.
As everyone else has noted, the shade received is a darker, golden tan (rather than the light ivory shown) but is beautiful, regardless. Assembly was 1-2-3, and it looks great on a small table tucked into an otherwise dim corner of our living room. We have a 3-way bulb in the lamp, but it only works on one setting, so if you're looking for a guaranteed 3-way light, this may not be it (it works for someone else though, so who knows what you'll get)... The shade does sort of rotate when you turn it on, but that's a minor and easily-fixed inconvenience. Overall, and especially for the price, VERY happy w/this light.