This is a gorgeous lamp especially when it's on sale. The shade is like a linen texture and looks really great. Only problem is they put a giant white and red sticker that you cannot peel off right at the top - the part above the light bulb. And it shows above the shade. We will have to try some goof off or something and hope it doesn't damage the finish. BTW ours arrived with some rust on the top wear the curved stand attaches to the straight arm (that holds the light bulb). The whole thing is rusty but we already put it together and I'm trying to use vinegar to get the rust off. These two issues kept me from giving it 5 stars.