I couldn’t leave there empty-handed, so I bought a floor lamp. As my criteria for purchases is most often limited to what I can fit in my suitcase, this may not seem like the wisest choice.
No problem. The base is a 1930’s camera tripod…so it telescopes to a mere 15″ long. Easy to fit in the suitcase!
The shade, not so much. Aline offered to ship it for me.
The only problem turned out to be the postal service…I just got it this week.
All is well, and the lamp is happily ensconced in my apartment.