Often things look great in photos...then when you get them, they look tacky, cheaply made. This lamp actually looks better in real life. One thing you can't see in the photo is that it tapers up from the base (which is very heavy and sturdy) into a flute shape before you get to the Art Deco inspired rings under the lamp fixture. The glass shade is thick and heavy but the base is so heavy it's not top-heavy.
Easy to assemble, beautiful, and a real steal if you get it on sale. I highly recommend this if you like contemporary torcheres.