I purchased two of these lamps for my bedroom. They are very sturdy and the size is perfect. The look great with the bedroom decor. One thing I wasn't expecting was that the cord comes down the middle and there is a rocker switch about 8 inches down on the cord that is used to turn it on and off - no swtich on the neck of the lamp. It works OK but I had only seen these on small night-lights, never on a lamp. The cord and switch are not shown in the picture - the cord is dark brown.