From a distance, these lamps are very attractive. I purchased two for my bedroom, and they look great on each of my two end tables. At closer inspection, however, you can see that each of the corner edges - from top to bottom on all sides - were left unpainted. This is true for both lamps. Because both lamps were painted the same way, I thought that perhaps this was the crafter's intention. I decided I could live with it, although I don't know if all the lamps come this way. I haven't contacted Overstock.com, but probably will as I am curious to know about this.