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Item 26894 is a Contemporary Modern Crystal Style Table Lamp by Uttermost Lighting. From the Fascination Collection, this fixture has Silver Plated Metal Accented with Cascading Crystals and Matching Ornaments and Silken Champagne Fabric Top Round with Square Bottom Bell Shades. This item measures 32.5" high, 17" wide and 17" deep. It takes (2) 60-watt (max. each) standard bulbs (not included), has an On/Off Switch and weighs 17 pounds.
For centuries, the crystal has been a symbol of elegance, class and status. Named for the Greek word for ice, "krystallos", crystal lighting possesses an ethereal beauty that has enchanted mankind throughout the ages.
A piece of crystal is like a diamond in that its value depends on the quality of its material and how it is cut. Lead is what sets crystal apart from glass. When added to glass, lead enhances its optical quality giving it superior light reflecting capabilities that highlight facets and make it more brilliant. For glass to be called "crystal", it must contain at least one percent lead in the United States and at least 4 percent in Europe. Full-lead crystal contains between 24 percent and 32 percent lead. The higher the lead content in the glass, the more the lead crystal glass is worth.
The brilliance of a piece of crystal is also affected by how it is cut and polished as well as the shape. Cut glass can be given attractive designs or angles known as facets to increase its light refraction quality. Crystal can be hand-cut, machine-cut or molded. It can be polished using a wood wheel with marble dust, by hand or by machine. And it can be given a wide range of shapes from pendelouques and icicles to baguettes and octagons. And colors range from clear to any color in the rainbow. Just as with a diamond ring, you'll need to find your favorite cut, clarity and color.
Today, you'll find crystal light fixtures appropriate for a myriad of applications as well as styles. From opulent cast brass frames dripping with large pendeloques to simple frames highlighted by a few geometrically shaped crystals. There's an option for every style as well as any budget.
To keep crystal sparkling, it is important to care for it properly. The best way to keep it clean is to add it to your weekly dusting routine. Lightly dust the crystals on your fixture with a feather duster or a soft brush. If it becomes dull and dusty, it may require that you wipe each crystal with a damp chamois. Be sure not to get any moisture on the frame as this may damage the finish. Never put fixture crystals in the dishwasher as it will ruin the metal hanging clips and may damage the crystal itself.
Table lamps are available in a variety of styles to complement your interior design. They can deliver ambient, task or accent light and give you the flexibility to move the light where you want it.
While there are no hard and fast rules as to what size table lamp will feel right in your room, there is a guideline that can help. Consider the size of the room itself, the size of the table the lamp will sit on as well as the size of the other furniture in the room. For the best look, you'll want a lamp that is in proportion to the rest of the room. In a large room with large furniture, a large lamp will look best. In a small room with small furniture, a small lamp will look best.
The other thing to keep in mind is that, depending on where the lamp is to be placed, you don't want the light bulb to shine in your eyes. Consequently, the ideal location is for the bottom of the lamp shade to be at eye level when seated next to it. That way, the light will shine on your lap, but not in your eyes.
Uttermost offers one of the most broad and current product lines in the world. Their line includes accent furniture, decorative mirrors, clocks, lamps, lighting fixtures and accessories. Their business mission is simple, to make great home accessories at a reasonable price.
Each day the company focuses on developing the latest designs, knowing that good design means nothing without quality manufacturing. On Uttermost products, no shortcuts are taken in manufacturing to make sure their products exceed expectations.
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We strive to offer you a wide range of beautiful, high-quality table lamps at fair prices, but our real product is customer satisfaction. You can be certain that we will do everything we can to make it a good experience for you when you purchase the Fascination 33" Silver 2-Light Table Lamp, item number UM-26894, by Uttermost Lighting.