The “shade harp” type fitting – where the lamp base is fitted with a wire “harp” and the lampshade sits on this harp – secured with a “finial” which is usually decorative.
Lamp shades and the best way to choose the right one
The way that shades attach to the lamp base is often the area of greatest concern when you are selecting a replacement shade “will it fit on my base?”. We are going to try to cover the most common here; The “standard” type fitting – where the lampshade has a “shade ring” which fits onto an …
When you are looking for a replacement shade the options can sometimes seem confusing. This guide is not exhaustive, but through it we hope to answer most questions. There are a number of “types” of shades used on lamps, and as hanging shades. The two main categories are “hard back” or laminated shades, and “soft …
The way we measure a lampshade is using the 3 dimensions, the distance across the top, across the bottom and the height, straight down the side. So, for example a 250-430-280 shade is 250mm (10″) across the top, 430mm (17″) across the bottom and 280mm (11″) down the side.
I need to replace an old lampshade, but I noticed that your lampshades have a larger piece that fits onto the base, than the old shade I want to replace. Why are they different? I can’t use your new shades can I?