Okay, so it's not the heaviest lamp in the world, but it isn't lightweight either. Definitely distressed; I say that in a way that it's not overly done. I'm an professional interior decorator and took a chance ordering this, b/c I too, have ordered lamps from OS, and had to return them for one reason or another. This lamp looks just like photo (many do not) and what's really an added bonus I didn't expect is the dark red interior of the lamp shade. It is a 3-way but b/c it's reflecting the bright light in my mirror behind it, I'm placing a non-3-way edison bulb inside so it won't reflect so harshly. Very cool lamp, really. :)
This is my second time to order a lamp from Overstock. The first lamp was returned because it showed a plain burlap shade but was shipped with a cream shade with bronze trim. I ordered this lamp as pictured but received a black lamp with a red shade. If they are identical in all but color this lamp is not something I would want in my house. It is very cheaply made and light weight and the shade was too small for the lamp. I will not be ordering any lamps from Overstock again.