This lamp is absolutly BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy with this product!! More beautiful than the picture indicates. It is a heavy, sturdy lamp. I was a bit disapointed at first because the cord comes out in front of the lamp, but I was able to fiddle with it and I think actually screw the neck on slightly off track to where it would come out with the cord facing the back (when you receive the lamp, you have to screw the neck onto the base) so now it is fantstic!!!