Add that vintage touch to your reading experience with this Tiffany-style reading lamp. Crafted using the same methods used to create Tiffany lamps and featuring beautiful stained glass pieces, this lamp makes reading an elegant affair....more
I ordered this lamp because it matched the globes on my ceiling fan in our keeping room and it arrived within a week. It was well packaged and easy to put together without any tools. I ordered it to sit next to the sofa as a reading lamp for my husband, so I was a bit disappointed at the height of the lamp and the location of the switch. Although the lamp's dimensions were stated in the ad, I don't remember seeing that the on/off switch was located on the power cord and sits on the floor. This makes it a little inconvenient as a reading lamp since you have to get up to turn it on and off. The lighting is substantial and I do like that the globe's angle is adjustable. Since it matched my ceiling fan perfectly, I decided to keep the lamp.
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--This was part of my first-time ever purchase: I bought 2 tiffany-style lamps on Overstock.
--I own about a half-dozen Tiffany-style lamps -- not the pricey antiques you can get in NYC from a dealer ("the real deal") -- but nice ones that look antique but aren't -- these are only lamps I have in my condo.
--About this particular lamp...The shade per se is not bad, but it's not great, either. Not a deal braker.
--The problem is the screws and the holes, and this is a big problem! Three screws are needed to affix the shade to the lamp. Mine came with two -- I was perfectly willing to go to the hardware store and improvise since, let's face it, we're all here for bargains, right? -- but two of the three holes were slightly too large for these screws (you could call them "stripped" away, but it's the holes, not the screws, that are the problem), and I'm afraid no screws can really work.
--I do NOT recommend this product and am requesting my money back. Buyer Beware.
This is a great lamp for the value. The shade is not glass but a very sturdy plastic type material and looks fine. The base is very sturdy metal base with a great finish. I looked for some time for a nice looking floor lamp that was a good value and this is it.
As was the case with many of the other reviewers, the switch has fallen off a couple of times. Worst of all is the fact that the shade has fallen off and broken not once, but twice. This was not due to the instability of the screws, but rather due to the shade simply falling apart at the seams. I would not recommend this product as the workmanship leaves a lot to be desired. What a piece of junk!
I bought this lamp as a gift for my brother. He loves the way it looks, but it came with the wrong size screws so he had to find the correct screws at a lamp shop before he could use it. Rather annoying. Now he loves it!
I had received this lamp previously but it had a broken shade. When I contacted Overstock about this they were so kind and helpful. I just received a brand new lamp. It is intact and not broken. Thanks Overstock.
If you don't look too closely at the lamp shade, it's fine. But if you examine it, you'll see that it is not panels of glass, but one piece with some sort of claylike material formed on top to look like framing for the glass panels. We had some trouble with the arm staying up, as some other reviewers mentioned. My husband fixed it, but I'm not sure how. On the positive side, it is a great height for the recliners it goes between. It works, and we're keeping it, but I'll look around later for a replacement.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same color as picture.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not well made at all.
This lamp literally hangs its head in shame. You are supposed to be able to adjust the angle of the head, but it doesn't have the strength to keep the head from drooping after a second.
The lamp ships in 5 pieces and has to be assembled. Because if it cheaply made the lamp wobbles quite a bit, especially where the bottom section of the post sits on the base. Yes, sits. It doesn't really screw into the base; there's an separate dowel inside the bottom, but not attached to it, that screws into the base, then the next sections screws onto the dowel. So the bottom section kind of floats.
The best thing I can say about it is that the actual base part of the unit is heavy. The lamp will wiggle at the slightest breeze, but probably not fall over.
Be aware that the description says that the shade "contains pieces of stained glass." In the same way that cheap chicken noodle soup "contains" chicken. Luckily(?) it was only the big pieces of plastic in the shade that were cracked. And the copper foil was only really attached to one section. On the other sections the copper foil had separated.
Definitely would not buy another lamp like this.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? colors matched
Keep in mind this is a **** lamp so you get what you pay for. Comparable lamps from good manufacturers, when you can find them, cost three times as much. The box was kinda rough looking but the lamp was ok. The old school styrofoam packaging got everywhere and had an electric charge that made it stick to everything. The lamp went together fairly easily. The base and stem are solid and heavy, which is good. The shade is kind of crappy looking when you really look close, but most of the time you don't. It looks fine from a distance. Lots of people complained about the foot switch, which is still there, but I think it's ok. My main beef is with the clamp mechanism for the adjustments to the lamp head. They are way too small, and it can be very hard to get them tight enough for the lamp to stay in position. So the lamp usually sags. Other than that it throws out plenty of light and you can direct that light where you want, which is the reason we bought it. So, remember, it's a **** floor lamp, not a work of art or even a quality piece of home furnishing.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is fine.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is ok, not great
How accurate was the on site description of the product? reasonable
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