Description and Features
Durable parchment means your new lampshade will last for decades. It wont get brittle from smoke or sunlight like less expensive paper shades.
Heavy brass and steel frames means your shades can withstand abuse from kids and pets. It's a difference you can feel when you lift it. This hardback empire shade has a black with gold lining. The dark blocks most light from illuminating the shade, but the gold lining reflects the light up and down to light up the space.
- Black Gold-Lined paper, an elegant addition to your home
- Handcrafted by experienced designers, each shade is unique
- Top quality lampshade, popular with designers and hotels
- Heavy brass and steel frames mean you can feel the difference when you lift it.
Why? Because your home is worth it!Product details: This hardback empire shade has a black with gold lining thick finish. The dark finish blocks most light from illuminating the shade, but the gold lining reflects the light up and down to light up the space.
- Thick Bold Black with Gold Lining Finish
- Shade Dimensions: 8" Top x 16" Bottom x 12" Slant Height
- Please measure your existing shade, a new harp may be needed for a proper fit.
- Shade has a1" Spider Drop
This shade includes a Spider FitterThe top of this shade is fitted with a `Spider` fitter, designed to fit on top of a harp. The spider is aptly named with multiple arms which extend out from a central ring to the edges of the top of the shade. The ring sits around the screw thread at the top of the harp, fastened by a screwed-on finial.
The shade does not come with a harp - typically the harp, a two-pronged loop of metal which comes up around the light bulb and joins at the top, is a part of your lamp base. If you need a new harp to go with your shade, see our selection of shade harps.
If your old harp is damaged or missing, or is not the correct height, you may need a new harp so that your new shade will be positioned correctly. Shades with a spider fitter typically have a `drop` of 1/2" to 1" where the spider arms recess downward into the shade to hide the top of the harp. Unless you a replacing an existing shade with a shade the same size you may need a different-sized harp.
You may want to measure from the top edge of the shade down to the center of the fitter. This makes the fitting less visible when viewing the lamp from the side but does raise the position of the shade by the drop distance. Also keep in mind you may prefer not to see any of the socket or bulb when viewing from the side.
See our Lamp Shade Buyer's Guide for more information.
Measuring an Empire-Shaped Lamp ShadeEmpire shades are typically measured with three dimensions:
- Top: The diameter of the circle at the top of the shade - measure straight across.
- Bottom: The diameter of the circle at the bottom of the shade - measure straight across.
- Slant Height: The diagonal height/length measured in a straight line from the top edge of the shade to the bottom edge. Empire shades feature straight sides, sloped at an angle, so measure flat against the side.
For more information, see our Lamp Shade Buyer's Guide
Free Design Secret: Add a Finial!A new finial on top of your shade can personalize your new lampshade! Show off your individual flair by finishing your lamp in grand style! Browse for a new lamp finial.
A finial features a screw-thread designed to fasten on top of your lampshade, to secure it to the harp. Decorative finials, designed to complement the style of your lamp base and shade, can add an extra touch of class or character.
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Learn how to choose lamp shades with our Lamp Shades Buyer's Guide
Also see our how-to's and tips on 7 Home Improvement Projects You Can Finish in a Day!
Also see our how-to's and tips on Find the Perfect Lamp Shade Shape
Also see our how-to's and tips on How to Recover a Lampshade
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In How-To's & Tips: How to Recover a Lampshade
Once you purchase a new shade cover in a fabric and size that matches your existing lampshade, slip it over the shade and you're done! Updating your room’s décor, renewing an old lampshade, or providing a burst of color takes only minutes when you use a shade cover.
They are form fitting, removable and stretch to fit most lampshade sizes. They give your lamp and your room a whole new look, it is like getting a whole new lamp! Shade covers also protect brand new lampshades and keep them fresh for years to come.