This is a solid, well-built lamp in the Tiffany style. The base is heavy enough to keep it from tipping, but not to heavy for a smallish end table. The shade looks great with the light on or off. The switch is on the cord, making it easy to turn on and off. Plus we love the way it looks -- It's a beautiful addition to our living room. The item arrived well-packed and was a snap to assemble. All in all much better quality than you would expect for the price.