This lamp is very nice, it is not real glass, I think it is more of a heavy acrylic or something. But it could fool almost anyone. It's beautiful when lit, the lamp is heavy and very sturdy. Do use the ceiling fan type bulbs to prevent warping of the shade.
The description of these lamps said acrylic base, however, when they arrived, they were ceramic. I was VERY pleased as I was hesitant to purchase because didn't want acrylic. My only complaint is the shade. The material is a a thick woven material in an off white material that in my opinion does not match at all. I ended up purchasing shades from a large retail store that matched much better.
Just like the photo, it's beautiful. The cylinder is embedded with acrylic clear beads crystal-like. We haven't installed yet as it needs to be reinforced with a beam (we have one in the attic), not just hang up from the drywall ceiling. The cylinder is 17" iameter and the width is 8 1/2". Well packed.
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