We liked our old lamp. I had to rewire a new transformer into it once, no actually twice. I realised by basic arithmetic that the wattage of the globes had to reduced to match the new transformer. 25w halogen bulbs worked well. Originally the lit parts were clear, but they were too bright. R painted them red and blue with enamel to match the other colours and baked them in the oven.
But finally they just wore out. Two of the lights were out as their
non accessible wiring broke. Time for a new lamp. R saw this handmade
one for sale, reduced from $400 to $100 and he rather liked it and so do
Little Jo lamented, Andrew, I liked the old lamp.
So did we Little Jo, but it was old and broke down (rather like your
Nanny is doing, Little Jo)
Since I took the photo, we
have put smaller wattage bulbs in the new lamp and it works better.
While the red is fabric, I don't know what the whitish part is, but it
is very fragile and not to be touched as it flakes off.