I was expecting a whiter white lampshade; however, the color works fine anyway. Very nice weight to the base, not flimsy at all. I would have liked a covering for the black wire that hangs down or a lighter color wire at least. The picture does not show a black wire. However, it is of good quality.
Quality of product was terrible, after hanging lamp I thought it looked off-center after taking lamp down and rehanging I realized the arm of the lamp was not centered on the base. Very shoddy manufacturing.
The lamp I received will not swing. The hinges are so tight, it just won't move. Now this has become a hassle because I have to return it, and I really hate having to go to the post office to mail something.
I purchased this lamp for my Great Aunt who had moved into a small studio apartment in a retitrement community. She had a small table that had no lighting around it. This lamp was just perfect for the spot.