This is a pretty and sturdy lamp. We bought one for each side of a king sized bed with a large headboard and they are great. Because the lamp calls for a 3-way bulb, they go up to 150 watts and therefore make great reading lamps. Nearly all of the lamps in my home are period antique lamps. My husband liked this lamp, but I was worried about how it would fit in the house with what is almost exclusively period furniture. It looks fine, and could fit in with a wide range of decors. The base is very solid, and would be unlikely to tip over even if it were seriously jostled. A very good bargain for a pretty and highly functional lamp.