I purchased this lamp as a gift. Since I wasn't quite certain of the quality, I had it shipped to my home first for inspection. I figured that if the quality was poor, I could just keep it. I was so surprised to open the box and find such a fine quality piece for such a reasonable price! I wouldn't have had to inspect it first. I just shipped it on today as a gift to a friend.. What a satisfying experience for a first-time buyer to this site!