The lamp is formal, the shade feminine. Sometimes the difference bothers me, sometimes not not so much.
This was painted gold when she found it, though I think the original finish might have been bronze-like. I stripped as much of the gold paint as I could, but it'll never be what it once was.
Several years ago I found a lamp for my sister and posted about it here.
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