This is a wonderful piece of lighting. This beautiful brass flor lamp has 3 bullet / cone shape shades, 3 separate poles that are jointed by the base, switch (middle) and top. The switch will allow you to turn one, two or three of the bulbs. In addition to the stylish pole it has perforations on each shade to allow light to generate a pattern when the bulbs are on. The base is a little scratched but I am sure it can clean up nicely. The entire lamp is in working order and it has normal wear and tear for its age. All of these characteristics make this wonderful lamp the perfect addition to your collection.