Bought 2 of these for dining rm buffet table. They are true in all ways. The photos don't really show the beautiful red and gold on these lamps - rich, but not garish. I needed just a touch of red to pick up my curtains. Only drawback is shade is so narrow it is difficult to turn on switch. Fixed it by putting them on a timer. All in all an excellent value. I have looked at far more expensive, less appealing options.