The Narrow Oval Silk Drum Lampshade is a contemporary variation on the traditional Oval Silk Drum lampshade. The Oval Drum lampshade is a closed circular form in which the width of the lampshade is greater than the depth of the lampshade; further the narrow oval drum is designed with a very minimal curve, or bell, from the top of the lampshade to the bottom of the lampshade. The depth of the traditional Silk Oval Drum lampshade is generally 3/4 of the width. In comparison, the Narrow Oval Silk Drum Lampshade is designed such that the depth of the lampshade is about 1/2 of the width of the lampshade; the result is the Narrow Oval Silk Drum lampshade has a slender, sleek profile. The Narrow Silk Drum lampshade can be used in a wide range of design settings; the narrow drum profile speaks contemporary, while the slight curve / bell brings to mind a traditional / transitional setting. The Narrow Oval Silk Drum lampshade is a perfect complement to a lamp whose base is thin and oval in shape, and where the lines of the shade need to be simple to highlight the composition of the base.