From my personal collection this lamp is stunning. The brass brings so much warmth and light to your room. Also, the etchings on both side are just perfection! The lamp is vintage and does have spots of patina which adds to its character. There is some separation in the seam on the bottom but the piece is completely structurally sound and works! This piece is large and makes a statement! Standing 35 inches from its wooden base to its finial! The shade is not included. You will absolutely love this stunning Fredrick Cooper Lamp!