Italian design often is overstated, or grandiose--but these lamps are very classically tasteful--if a little overstated. They were too large for a small livingroom. But more importantly, the gorgeous hand-blown shads are not in anyway affixed to the base of the lamp, and the life of one of them was very short in our house. I can imagine them faring well in a large room where a child or dog never came near.
Still they are beautifully crafted--you really couldn't ask for a higher quality. Maybe they are just seem more suited for a "lady's" grand entertaining area than an American home.
By:Lorraine , Homeowner (New York)