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Item # 8521

Black Parchment Lampshades, 14 inch

Black Parchment Lampshades, with 14" base, are stunning shades handmade of heavy black parchment paper lined in gold. Distinguished square bell shape adds sublime simplicity to lamps. Excellent for table lamps as gold lining reflects light and diffuses it downward. Made In USA.
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  • Harp Style with small 1/2" ring fitter at center top of shade frame
  • Position this ring on top of lamp harp and secure with lamp finial
  • Gold Lining & Trim
  • If shades need to match order together to insure matching dye lot
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  • 14" Bottom
  • 7" Top
  • 12" Side
  • HANDMADE IN AMERICA OF QUALITY PARCHMENT PAPER

    Each shade is produced on a sturdy, rust resistant metal frame. Exterior of frame is covered with parchment paper which has been stabilized and strengthened with hard white buckram (a coarse linen lining) for added strength. Once assembled gold taped binding accents top bottom and individual sections. These vintage style lampshades have been produced in this same manner for more than 60 years and have been a favorite for generations.

    Lamps with Harps

    This shade type is built on a wire frame with a three wire spider and centered ring washer near the top of the shade. The washer ring slips down onto a harp, 1/8 IP pipe or cluster stem and is held in place with a lamp finial. 

    There are a few generalizations when replacing harp type lampshade, no hard and fast rules. It is always best to let your personal taste be the guiding influence. 

    Achieving a sense of balance and harmony between table lampshade and lamp base will present the best appearance. Lamp shade proportions should reflect lamp base proportions. Most table lamps are tall and slender. For these lamps the height of the lamp base will determine the bottom diameter of the new lamp shade.

    • Measure the lamp base height: distance between base (at table surface) to bottom of socket.
    • Select shade with a bottom measurement within 1" - 2" of lamp base height
    • Height of shade should be proportional to base. A good starting point is to try a shade approximately 2/3rd's the height of lamp base.

    Lamp with harp shade holder
    Some lamps have short squat bases requiring differently proportioned table lamp shades.

    • Measure the diameter of the lamp base at it's widest point.
    • Select shade with a base diameter 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 times larger than the widest portion of base.
    • Height should be similar to height of lamp base. Proportion is always a guiding factor. Shades for this style lamp tend to be shorter than shades used on taller lamps.

    Replacing a Table Lamp Shade on any lamp:

    • The bottom edge of the lamp shade should cover the socket but not the lamp base.
    • Determining the correct lamp shade position is best accomplished by viewing the lamp on the surface on which it will be permanently placed. Perspective changes when a lamp is place high on a mantel verses lower on a table.
    • Although a table lamp shade is used on lamp pipe and cluster stems the vast majority are used with a harp.
    • The advantage of harps is the ability to readily switch to different heights providing easy vertical adjustment.

    Harps are 2 part: U-shape bottom bracket with a detachable top harp. Typically harp and shade heights are the same or similar.

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