We cleaned it up tonight with some Bar Keeper's Friend and steel wool and made that brass shine!
Here's a before and after. It was pretty tarnished.
I think the shade is just gorgeous! In my investigating the lamp and its history, I found out the shade is made from capiz shell, very similar to oyster shell. Very pretty and luminous and perfect for a lamp!
Larry also picked up this cobalt blue swirl Indiana Glass vase for me, too!