I returned to the US from Cairo 7 days before the protests began. While in Cairo, I saw these beautiful lamps but knew it would be difficult to bring one home in my carry on. I was very happy when I discovered this alabaster lamp on Overstock. The workmanship is superb. I love the ambience of the lighted lamp - it is gorgeous. Well worth the money.
The lamp arrived well packaged and in good working order. It adds a warm, glowing light to any room, and unlit during the day it looks like a beautiful handmade alabaster vase. The lamp is substancial in weight and has a strong presence. The electronic parts could be more sturdy, but they'll do the job, and if they conk out in a couple of years, the lamp can be rewired and the housing will look goreous forever. This was my first purchase on Overstock.com, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the entire transaction.
I LOVE my lamp! I've been in Egypt several times & didn't get one there due to having to carry it...now I have one, didn't have to carry it & for a GREAT price! I have it in my entry & leave it on all night just for all the people I have coming & going ... it adds a beautiful warm glow to my home! It's just beautiful! Thanks!! RUTHI
This beautiful lamp was given to me as a gift and I have had several weeks to enjoy it in my home. It's mysterious illumination adds a touch of romance to my living room and I hate to turn it off! Great gift idea for those who appreciate high end products for the home. I hope to buy some votives to compliment the lamp.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is a gorgeous, well made lamp with beautiful, natural coloration.
- How accurate was the sizing? Very
I love it. The photo is probably nicer looking than mine. They will all look different, but mine is mostly multicolor rings ranging from medium yellow to a creme color. When light up, the lamp looks amazing. Electical componets better than expected after reading the other reviews. Highly recommend.
The lamp does not look in the least like the picture; in fact, it does not look like alabaster but like glass with thick white splotches of gypsum. The base is separate from the hurricane itself which makes for an unstable item. Although I anticipated natural variation in the coloring of the lamp (I already own several from other sources and they are all different), I did not expect a 'fake' glassy look. For that, the item is far too expensive.
I purchased two. You would think they would make an effort to send two that match; well, that was not the case. The round base of one as an inch larger than that of the other, and looked weird, so I returned both, and got two rectangular shaped, which at least matched and had a better finish.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was a little too rough, not well finished.
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
The alabaster itself is rather nice. No complaints there. The overall finish is quite rough, however, which is unfortunate for a nearing-**** lamp. There bottom of the base is rough-hewn which normally wouldn't be a problem for a base. However, there are no standoffs included, so placing this on a wooden surface isn't the best idea (or one with only a thin, decorative cushion). The separate base is a strange design choice.
Item describtion and picture color was not what I received. Grey is vitually nonexistant, so if your looking for grey color in this lamp, might look elsewhere. Maybe I just received bad apple. Fixture is beautiful, hardware is questionable. Understand there will be variance in color of stone but this was not even close as to web-site picture, very disappointed. Offered to send another, but what are the chances in receiving worse item and paying more.
The alabaster lamp is located in my bathroom. It adds a beautiful touch to the decor. The lighting is very subtle,and creates a warm feel to the room. The alabaster is so unique. The colors,design, and shape of the lamp are most impressive. It was expensive,but I am so glad I bought it.