If you browse this site you know I love good lamp stories and this is a good one: During the hey-day of the first American Mission Movement c1910 artists flocked to the desert areas of California, Nevada and Arizona to draw inspiration from desert, mountains, sun, moon and sky. One such artist, a well known craftswomen from Ohio obtained a commission from a wealthy ranch-lady for a 'mission style lamp, but floral in nature'. A tall order for most mission lamps were geometric and linear in nature. Well, the artist thought about it for a while, but came-up with no ideas until walking in the desert one fine day. The result was the Desert Rose and it over the years the artist reproduced making a fair amount of money in the process. Now Quoizel has revived the design using 248 pieces of copper foiled and hand set art glass and a classic Torch Mission base finished in a rich Vintage Bronze. Colors are mostly tonal ambers and cream beiges, but feast your eyes on the Roses Reds and Grass Green for those colors really make the shade spectacular. Well sized at 60" tall and 17" square. And very well lit with 2 x 100-watts on good quality pullchains. Dramatic and authentic looking floor lamp for almost any room in your home or office. You will not be disappointed.