The lamp looks great from several feet away but if you get too close, you see the defects. The leading on the shade is not real - it's glued on. On my lamp it's separating from the glass in a few spots. I'm not even sure the shade is made of glass; it kind of feels like heavy plastic. All in all, if I had seen this lamp in a store and been able to look at it closely, I would not have purchased it due to the quality. It does give off a very pretty, soft light and I like it enough to keep it. I've made purchases from Overstock in the past and been very happy with the quality of merchandise. I guess you win some and lose some!
I am not a real fussy person and have a beer budget (not Cristal). The lamp looked so cute in the picture and I knew it would go nicely in my living room. The edging is all crooked and the shade has an oily like film that I can't get off. The packaging was ridiculous. When I took the pieces out of the styrofoam they were encased in the styrofoam literally exploded. It looked like it snowed in my living room. When I tried to return it OS.com wanted me to pay *** to return this piece of junk. I will go to a craft store to buy some material to try to straighten out the edges and then put this in my guest room. If my guests are tired enough they won't notice the poor quality. Overstock from where? I guess China is overstocked on this item? I can see why. I will not be ordering from OS.com again.
These lamps are heavy and nearly impossible to tip over (we have small grandchildren who grab onto the table edge to stand). We've received lots of compliments on them. I was very happy with the quality of the glass in the shade and the ability to turn on one or both bulbs is a real plus.
We've enjoyed using these lamps in our home office as desktop lamps. You can switch up enough lighting for both day, late-day, and night work. The sockets accommodate power-saver bulbs (not always the case with specialty lamps!) which reduces the heat and waste. The lamps are substantial; they don't get knocked around when moving items, yet they are portable enough to adjust for different types of work. Shades make the lamps quite compatible with laptop or office computer work -- no glare. Quick to assemble, and easy to maintain or clean.
I was somewhat disappointed in this lamp because I thought it was going to be actual stained glass, but it is not. It is some sort of plastic and the caining that decorates the outside of the shade is plastic which has been attached to the outside. However, I kept the lamp because it is not unattractive and works for what I needed it for. Just don't expect too much.
We love these lamps so much, we have bought others but when we got them home, too tall, too short too ugly. always something. But these, the UPS threw them over the fence so we were concerned but they were packaged so well, they were safe. The lamps are so beautiful. I read someone's review that said they were plastic but they are truly glass. Becauze they are white, the lite is really nice from both of them. Beautiful and classy looking, couldn't be better!
Being the first time I ever used this company I was not sure if I would be entirely happy with the product. I was pleasantly surprised! The lamp was almost a perfect match to two lamps that I had bought several years ago. The small difference was actually good because I was not looking to match the other two perfectly. The quality was excellent and the price was exceptionally reasonable. I will certainly do this again. Thank you. Geri
Very happy with this product. Assembly is a breeze, and it is a bargain for the price. The base is very sturdy, while the cut opaque glass casts a beautiful glow. It illuminates the corner of the room very well, and looks great on a small end table. I would recommend it to a friend, or even buy it as a gift.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? the shade looks wider and shorter in the picture - it looks more symmetrical in person
I was disappointed in the construction of this lamp. The description specifies that the lamp "features pieces of hand-cut stained glass wrapped in copper foil." While this is technically true, it's deceptive. All the detail around the perimeter of the shade is NOT individual pieces of glass. Rather each section is a single piece of glass with a metal grill over it to make it look like many pieces of glass. For purposes of comparison, this lamp's shade is made of 20 pieces of glass. A Quoizel lamp I own that didn't cost very much more has nearly 250 pieces of glass. Also, the packaging of this lamp it atrocious. It's packed in a type of styrofoam that shatters into thousands of grain-of-rice-sized pieces when you attempt to remove it from the box. They pick up static electricity, so when you try to pick them up they either stick to you or are repelled and shoot under the couch. I was picking up the little *** for literally weeks.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? About right
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Disappointing
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Technically accurate, but sort of deceptive
This is a nice small table lamp that can blend with a variety of decors. The base is reasonably heavy and the lamp table; the lines are clean; and the glass shade permits lots of light. Assembly is easy (except for all the bits and pieces of Styrofoam that then require vacuuming).
I have had Tiffany styled table lamps/floor lamps for several years but they were the rounded shades with the darker blue colors which, when lit, were extraordinary but in the daylight definitely a bit too dark and certainly not as impressive. I paid several hundred dollars for the set I have had for over 20 years but I was looking now for the more straight, clean lines of the Mission Style lamps, particularly the lighter hues of tan, off white and brown. This lamp is very well constructed and looks great both on as well as off. It went into my bedroom and it is a joy to turn on that light!!!
I bought these same lamps from Overstock back in 2004 and I just gave them away to my landlord. Not because they stopped working but they just didn't fit my style anymore and she loved them. They have held up beautifully all of these years. I couldn't believe when I saw them still on sale. I had to write a review. Great, heavy, sturdy product. washes clean with a damp cloth when it gets dusty. No muss, no fuss. Truly excellent lamps.
I received this product with a broken shade. The glass was so thin that it was broken in shipping. I have other Tiffany style lamps and have not had this issue. The leading was "globby" and un-even. It looked like a child put the planes together. I called Overstock right away when I was unsatisfied and wanted to return the broken, poor quality lamp. They were awesome to work with and ensured that I received full satisfaction. I highly recommend Overstock-but NOT this lamp.
I'm a stained glass artist and purchased two of these lamps only because we are selling our home and I didn't have time to make bedside lamps. I know what the materials cost to build a lamp, so I figured that even if we only used these until the house sells, so be it. I was pleasantly surprised with the value! Keep in mind that these are not perfect and if you want a perfect tiffany-style lamp, be prepared to pay well over $500. The bases are a cheaper metal that is painted - but oh well, they look fine. Another reviewer complained that there is an overlay in certain areas. This is SUPER common in mission-style pieces. The detail is so intricate that it would be nearly impossible to foil and solder pieces that are so tiny. Can I make something nicer? Sure. But I can't build a lamp for under $200 in materials - no time allowance included. I'll be moving these lamps to our new home! And, they are made of glass - it is heavy and polished.