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8344 12W

Amber Mica Lamp Shades, 12 inch

Harp Lamp Shade

Product Info
  • Sold Each
  • Material: Mica
  • Color: Amber
  • Fitter type: Harp
Size
  • typically fits 8" - 9-1/2" high lamp bases
  • 12" Bottom, Point to Point
  • 7" Top, Point to Point
  • 7-7/8" Side

Mica Lamp Shades are beautiful, having a unique translucent appearance. When lit, the mica-mineral flecks glow producing a warm soft ambient light. This craftsman style was favored during the early 1900's. It portrays an arts and crafts design popular during this time period.  Use on vintage and new table lamps. 

Mica refers to a group of minerals. These silicate minerals are heat-resistant, do not conduct electricity and appear in various colors. The sheet mica is made by laminating mica flakes - crystals together with shellac or resin.

Amber mica lamp shades are a hex shape. They are made on a copper-brown metal frame that is rust resistant. Frame is wrapped with sheet mica. Hex shape is set off by dark brown taped binding, accenting top, bottom and individual sections.

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Measure Harp Lamp Shades

Standardized Lamp Shades Measurements

  • Top: diameter across top of shade
  • Bottom:  diameter across base of shade
  • Side: straight measurement of the slant-side of shade

A small 1/2" ring fitter is at center top of a harp lamp shade frame. This ring sits on post at top of harp and is secured by a lamp finial

Guidelines for determining which Harp Lamp Shade to select.

 These generalizations apply to many lamps however personal taste should be the guiding influence. 

  • Height of Lamp Shade: approximately 2/3 rds height of lamp-base. (height of lamp base: distance from bottom of lamp base to base of lamp socket)
  • Bottom-diameter of Lamp Shade: approximately 1”-2” less than lamp-base height. Bottom diameter should not exceed lamp-base height. 
  • Lamp shade proportions should reflect lamp base proportions. For example: a short squat lamp will look best with a shade of similar proportions.
  • Using the same lamp shade base shape, round or square, provides a cohesive appearance.
  • If using incandescent light bulbs there should be a minimum of 3-1/2” between lamp shade and bulb to allow heat escape.
  • If the preferred lampshade size is not available, it is normally best to choose a slightly larger rather than smaller size shade.
  • Change harp height if the lampshade is sitting too high or low on the lamp.

Harp type table lamp less lamp shade

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Stefanie Brown
Gorgeous light!

I loooooove the mica lampshade and get lots of compliments for it. Paxton Hardware offer great service. They replied promptly to my questions and gave me good advice. I will definitely shop here again.

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