Harp Lamp Shade
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- Material: Mica
- Color: Amber
- Fitter type: Harp
- 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 a craftsman style favored during the early 1900's. This is an arts and crafts design. Use on vintage and new table lamps. When illuminated, mica produces a warm soft ambient light. The translucent appearance and mineral flecks glow when lit.
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 comprised of mica flakes laminated together with shellac or resin. Once assembled dark brown taped binding accents 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.