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Couture Tapered Drum Lamp Shade is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 138.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic silk lamp shades The lamp shade is classic and quality made. I purchased two to go with my existing Ballard Designs tall brass table lamps. The silk fabric of the shade is lovely; not too shiny, the shades lean toward dressier, but with textured layers in a room could also be used in a casual setting.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade an old lamp with a quality new shade Beautifully made. A great re-styling for my brass lamp.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality shade Perfect shade to replace the original pair. Nice quality and packaged well.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ballard quality always dependable Great quality, perfect lamp shade. Arrived perfect
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shade! I am very happy with the quality and appearance of this 18 inch black silk shade. They look just right on our lamp bases and placed in our master bedroom.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Shade but, why Check the fine print. I made the mistake of interpreting the size incorrectly. The shade is beautiful and well made and, I’m going to have to purchase the large one and buy a lamp to fit the small one I already purchased. I love it.
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Shade It's a modern classic. It's just perfect with my lamp and versatile for many styles.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely casual shade with right amount of luxury Perfect for my antique ceramic lamp. Be sure to get all three measurements: width of top, width of bottom, and height (NOT the slant height, though you may want that, too.)
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful way to light up a space Very fine quality fabric. Can be contemporary or traditional.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shade The colour was beautiful and it was the right size, it was hard to find a large shade. Loved it and I am glad it was available.
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lamp Shade My second shade like this. So pretty and classic.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality silk shade- Lovely shape and material. Very well made. The ivory is not yellow at all, but not a bright white, either, and works well in my setting.
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely fabric Just what my Classic floor lamp needed, nice big size and shape and lovely silk fabric.
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I was looking for a lamp shade to go with my grandmother's antique lamp base. This was perfect! When I was a little girl my grandmother would have the lamp on in the front window waiting for our family to arrive late at night. It's been a treasure to have this lamp because of the memories. I was concerned about finding an appropriate shade. This was perfect!!! The color, style and material enhance the lamp base! Very pleased
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shade for my lamp I am very happy with my lamp shade. It looks great on my lamp. I had looked a long time for a shade in this shape and covering. Thanks
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Black shade is rich and elegant. Flawless. Ballard never disappoints!
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silk shade a winner Excellent fabric and workmanship. The best feature is there’s no seam on the shade. My lamp is in a room that you see from every side. Also flattering shape. A winner.
Date published: 2019-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality! I'm very happy with this lampshade. It's really nice quality for the price! I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing update This beautiful shade made my lamp look like new - I’m so happy with the over-all style and excited about the better light since replacing my previous shade with this new lampshade!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I like the crisp white, the silk shade is substantial and it looks really pretty and yet tailored! Perfect!
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality!! This lamp shade is beautiful, great high quality. I looked at others that cost less, but this one is definitely worth the price, glad I chose it.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love, love, love, as lovely as my $500 shade! Don't hesitate to shop at Ballard design. You will not be disappointed at the quality.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Silk Shades These shades were a great update to my old living room shades. The color is vivid, and the shades are lined, which you can't tell in the catalog. No cheap-looking unlined shades here, very well made.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality easy to find This is my 5th lamp shade purchased through Ballard Designs over the past several years. Wonderful selection of sizes, shapes and colors. I always look locally first but return to Ballard Designs because this is the only place I find the right size. I have since purchased two smaller replacement shades for some wall lamps. I didn't bother looking locally -- just headed straight for the Ballard catalog. Of course they had what I needed.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely shade A wonderful purchase! There is a lampshade store near my home, and because shades of any kind are so difficult to find, I was eager to buy a replacement shade for a crystal lamp. HOWEVER, the prices were so ridiculous (and I was willing to pony up!) that I walked out. I actually thought the price include the lamp base!! This shade is a bit larger than the previous shade on the lamp, but it was the only size that worked. It looks amazing - fabulous quality and makes the lamp look better than before. I would not hesitate to purchase a shade from Ballard again. Now I'm looking for one for a kitchen candle lamp!
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy looking Bought this to update an old shade on a pole lamp in living room. Bought linen shade in ivory and it is simple and elegant. Looks great with light off and really lets light shine through when on. This is a very well made shade-don't hesitate to buy. I also bought another Ballard shade for bedroom lamp in silk and am pleased with that as well.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shade... Very well made and reasonably priced. The perfect compliment to our antique alabaster lamp.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This shade is a perfect balance of traditional and modern My transitional den has a more traditional design, but this shade has allowed my brass lamps take on a modern feel without being out of place.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy! I ordered two of the burlap couture tapered drum lamp shade to replace the basic cotton tapered drum shades that came with my blue gourd lamps. The burlap shades dress up the lamps and I think they look 100% nicer! I will be purchasing two more to go with my ivory gourd lamps!
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with my purchase It is exactly what I wanted, well designed, great fabric. It fits perfectly with my Simon Pearce pottery lamp.
Date published: 2015-08-01
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