When we purchased this huge candlestick near Toulouse, it was a dark goldish brown color and we had no idea what was hidden under the dirt, well the dirt was actually cigarette smoke and was hiding, or maybe protecting a magnificent nickel finish. One whole day’s labor with a can of Cape Cod metal polish and you have a near flawless polished nickel floor lamp. Yes, we could not resist converting it into a floor lamp. Please look very careful and you can see a little copper showing through the nickel. **Height provided includes the harp and 1" finial.