This lamp is beautiful and puts out more lights than I expected. My only problem was that the center post that goes through the shade and attaches to the finial was sticking out about 1 1/2" too far. No matter how much I adjusted the three posts that attach to the inside of the lamp shade I could not get it to fit right. I had the three posts assembled loose to get as much length as I could that I thought they might fall apart. Even then the middle post going through the shade still stuck out too far. What I ended up doing is taking three links from chain of the fixture I had just taken down, I attached one to each of the three links inside of the shade and hooked the three posts (which I could now tightened as tight at they would go) to the links that I had added. Now the center post was through the middle of the shade with just enough threads to screw on the finial. The only thing that I can figure out is that they must have sent the wrong size center post but the shade is on and it is very tight and sturdy and it is just beautiful. It was an easy fix and even knowing this problem I would have still bought it. Also have the matching table lamps and they are beautiful as well.