Wow wee! What a remarkable mid-century modern lamp. We adore its large size and bulbous ceramic base with the glossy brown glaze with black horizontal stripes. It retains its original silk-like drum shade which seems to suit it well; however, we will ship it to you with or without the shade and have priced it accordingly. It is ready to use. The wood base has been totally restored and repainted. It will be awesome in your mid-century modern ranch or completely at ease in your modern country home as well as in your large open industrial loft. Wherever you want to make a statement or need a bit of light, this wonderful lamp will be absolutely perfect. Make it yours!