This is a stunning desk lamp. The metal parts are exactly as pictured. The lamp shade is darker than pictured -- more of a dark beige. The lamp is large and heavy The only downsides are that 1) it's a bit expensive for what it is, and 2) the switch is on the bottom of the cord (vs. on the lamp itself), which can be inconvenient. Otherwise, this is a great looking lamp that serves our purposes well.
The mosaic glass on base shows different shades of green and light blue and beige in different lighting, it matches the shade perfectly. The shade is a medium rich colored beige with a slight texture, so different from regular cheap shades that come with a lamp. Has a sheen to it that really raises the bar on lamp shades.
Two lamps are the perfect addition to Asian dark hardwood king platform bed set with two smallish, 18' x 18", night / bed stands. The 'metal' stand is dark brown that passes as black. The lamps have thick anti-scratch felting under metal base. The shades are the same light beige color as most other 'off-white' lamp shades, and also match both a light beige duvet and the light beige matting for two large shadow box framed Kimonos. In other words it is a standard lamp shade color and same as standard color for most things "lite beige". Only con, as mentioned by most every review, is the slight difficulty reaching the switch. Now, am using 60 watt equivalent compact fluorescents, until I find an LED 3-way bulb...if said bulb is even available yet. Also bought the taller model, that sets on matching chest of drawers. The three lamps add to the overall ambiance of my large 'Asian minimalist bedroom'. The lamps soften the room, on or off.
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