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Message #31169. This is a followup to #31158.

Name:Ernie
Date:Sunday November 27, 2005 1:14:53 am MST
Subject:Re: Lamp part
Message:Mary wrote:
> Ralph wrote:
> > What's the name for the part of a lamp that holds up the lampshade?
> > Someone told me this years ago, but I can't remember.
>
> The part that holds the lamp shade is a finial.


As Sally said, I think the part which the original poster had in mind was the "harp". A "finial" is a decorative top for a lampshade which usually screws onto the harp, securing the lampshade to the harp.

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