Despite what other reviewers have said. Yes, the metallic strip at the top is glue-gunned on and it probably would be better without it, but it does add a little bling. Even though the max bulb is 15w, I used a 25w LED (which uses like 3w of energy), and it's nice and bright.
This is an attractive lamp, although it isn't quite as nice as I thought it would be based on the description and the price. For one thing, the shade seemed too small for the size of the lamp base, so I am using a larger shade from another lamp and the proportions are better. Also, I thought from the photos that the flowers painted on the base would be quite delicate and clear, but they are blurred and sort of murky--not a huge problem, though, because over all the lamp looks nice and the colors are exactly as shown. The lamp also arrived promptly and was well packed.
I like the lamp very much, although I think it is overpriced. I would have liked to pay $100 dollars less--this lamp for $$$ rather than $$$ would be an awesome deal. However, as a fair trade product, I would make this purchase again. The lamp is unique and looks great in a colorful apartment. It casts a warm glow that brightens up a corner nicely. Keep in mind that this is a "show piece" in the sense that you want to have a place for it, it will be visible and turn heads, and you cannot just tuck this lamp away in a random corner. There are some minor imperfections with the lamp, which are largely okay because of how colorful the lamp is, which distracts from little chips in paint (the paintwork seems very delicate). The lamp was very well packaged so it was not damaged in transit. It's a tiny bit tricky to put the light bulbs in--which are 40W bulbs. So don't buy anything stronger, you might burn out the circuitry in the lamp. Overall I'm happy with the purchase.
Most people would not expect your table to light up. I love that this table is displayed in my home and it offers additional lighting. Simple, Simple, Simple to set up and extremely functional as a table and great lighting. Definitely worth getting. My very good friend purchased two for me as a house warming gift 5 years ago and when I move, I will continue to use them. I love Overstock.
These are very nice lamps however the picture is misleading. The picture makes the lamps appear to be a taupe base/black design color and they are actually a taupe base/blue design color. Keep that in mind when ordering. The item description offers no color description so there is only the picture to go on. I wanted others interested in this item to be aware of the actual coloring.
This is a beautiful lamp, however I will need to return it because the wood color looks like a very dark brown/black in the picture, but in actuality, at least in the piece we got, the wood is medium brown in color and it does not go with our decor at all.
This Maru ball light is perfect for the Japanese-style decor in my son's room. Adds a good amount of light where no ceiling light exists. While it's made of paper, it's fairly sturdy and puts off a good amount of light. Everything works fine, the switch is well-placed (well down on the cord) keeping in mind that the ball is intended to be hung at ceiling height. Very good design, style and value for the money!
This lamp is very unique and I have received many compliments on it. It has a lovely romantic warm glow; but please don't expect it to truly light a room. Also - I had assumed I could just use a regular 70 watt light bulb and that is not the case at all! I had to go out and purchase a small 60 watt chandelier light bulb. There is no mention of this anywhere on Overstock or in the packaging and I think people should know. I was frustrated that I received the product and surprise! the light bulb thing was tiny and I had to figure out what I was supposed to use to make it work. Despite my annoyance over the light bulb situation, the lamp is truly very pretty and I do love it.
1. The lamp has a 3 way socket, but the harp is too small to support a 3 way bulb. Either buy a small regular bulb, or an 8 inch replacement harp($5) from a hardware store.
2. Some blemishes in the decoration (white spot), but not serious enough to justify returning lamp.
It's more rustic than the picture, but I actually like that more. It is definitely *delicate*, but that just means it needs to live in a low traffic area. The paper is thick enough that it was a good light for a massage therapy room - which is an environment where light needs to be gentle and diffuse.
These lamps provide a contemporary source of lighting in dark corners of our living room. I am very pleased with the outcome. The instructions re: type of light bulb were conflicting, however. The online instructions indicated 60 watt standard light bulb; the fixture itself says 25 watt or less, type B. In fact, it requires a regular type bulb, low-wattage. The low-wattage is necessary so as not to burn the rice paper shade. It took us a few trips to the store to finally get the correct bulbs. By using an energy efficient fluoro bulb, you can avoid the heat issue related to higher wattage bulbs.
It is really quite a handsome lamp but as with many online purchases it was not the color I expected. I really wanted a true red and this is more brown-red with an emphasis on brown. So if you want a lamp that tends more to the brown and green or aren't picky about color this could be your lamp. It is a nice weight and uses a three way 100 watt bulb.
This lamp is larger than the picture would suggest. The height listed is accurate but it is really substantial overalll. The detail of the flowers on the base is beautiful and there is a slight cracked finish under the glaze that makes the lamp look antique(ish). It is a bargain at this price.
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