Rectangular Bell Lampshades top table lamps with an understated elegance. The refined cut corner bell shape, neutral hues and slender width make this shade very useful. Due to its slimmer width, it is a great option for narrow locations. Although somewhat slender, the proportions will complement a variety of table lamps and fit in most locations.*
Rectangular Bell Lampshades are made of buff colored parchment. They are both handsome and beautiful in appearance and craftsmanship. Each is handmade of parchment with a marbleized border that is trimmed in gold. They are produced on a sturdy, rust resistant metal frame. The frame has a small ring, at top of shade, to sit on harp post. Exterior of frame is covered with parchment paper. The paper is stabilized and strengthened with hard white buckram (a coarse linen lining) for added strength. Made in USA.
Measure & Install 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.