This item was shipped in its original flimsy box with no other packing or protection. The tape was loose and box appeared to have been dropped a number of times. the styroform packing inside the box has almost disintegrated and had offered no protection to the lamp pieces. Luckily, the shades were in their own small box inside and look to be okay. We will be putting this light together this weekend. If we find further damage, we will be contacting you to return it. We will think twice before we order something from Overstock again. John G.