This lamp is a terrible buy. The body is not milk glass, as advertised, but is a very thin and brittle back-painted glass. The base is not reinforced of weighted, and broke the minute I set it on the table. I'm so disappointed. I have spent a lot of money recently at Overstock, and most of the items have been worth the money, but these lamps are a disaster. I'm returning the one I have left, because I know how flimsy it is and how quickly it will shatter. Plus, the elegant seeming style is actually quite clunky, with a large and clumsy finial, cheap looking metallic fabric on the shade, and cheap false chrome on the top of the lamp. Stay away - not worth half the money they're charging for this mess.
I will be returning this lamp because I ordered the red, and out of the package it's really bright orange. The shade, although pretty, isn't silver. It's iridescent beige (slight shimmer). Also, you can't really see it on the pictures for this listing, but to secure the shade, there is a long cylindrical wooden piece that sticks out 2 or 2.5 inches from the top of the lamp (and in my case, this piece was rust-colored and didn't match the orange of the lamp), and it really doesn't look good. If you search for alternate listings of this lamp on Overstock (there is one under "Brilliantly Bold Glass Table Lamp"), I think you might see what I mean. Perhaps it's meant to look as if the lamp is extending all the way up past the shade, but... sorry - it just looks like someone arbitrarily placed a huge button on top. All I can say is that the lamp looks OK online, and in person the curves of the glass are nice, but when I placed it on the floor and stepped back, well... it just looked like a big red "bong" to me. Would probably look better in another color. Also, make sure you check the dimensions. I was looking for something that size but you might be surprised how tall it is when assembled. Packaging was falling apart inside, styrofoam crumbling made a huge mess. I'm thinking this particular item was already returned and then shipped to me. Can't say I would recommend.