By:Nancy T. , Homeowner (McLean, VA)
Although this may be a british design, the lamp is quite shoddy in construction - aside from the nicely weighted cast iron base. The lamp socket and cord are of the very cheapest plastic; the cord at the lamp is too long and not adjustable. The plastic socket and shade mean that a bulb of less than 15W must be used. Don't expect to use an efficient and effective LED bulb - the lamp springs are too weak to allow anything but an incandescent or lightweight CFL bulb. Very disappointing.