Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by dlsm Be Prepared
I received this lamp about two weeks ago (at an earlier easy-pay of $41.68 x 4). I had been curious about the base of lamp since there was no description. It turns out that it is a dark eggplant (or aubergine) color. After several days of trying to like the combination of the orange mica lamp shade with the eggplant base, I purchased $29 worth of paint supplies and corrected the lamp base color to a copper with some green patina overlay,and now love the lamp. The base consists of a pot metal material, and the shade is beautiful. The entire lamp is sturdy, very well constructed, and the glow from it is wonderful (I am using the 60 watt energy-saver bulbs and the heat produced is minimal). Just be prepared to do some color correction on the lamp base if you are persnicketty.