Our 'Abbott' lamp is easy to place, it has a warm brass patinated surface and is adjustable. Use it next to a cozy reading chair to provide light needed light when reading or doing the puzzle, on a console with a pair of light shades, an entry hall with a pair of Fortuny colorful shades, or with a white card shade in front of that piece of art. Adjustable from 20 inches to 30 inches... Narrow 9 inch base is very stable too. Shown with our vintage Indian Navy pleated shallow drum lampshade.