This is the light fixture in the vestibule.
When Jai was born my father came to visit us from Sri Lanka and stayed with us for three months. He was a big help. Every morning on our way to work we would see him starting epic cleaning projects in our house. One day he got out the Windex, paper towels, and a chair and climbed up to clean our vintage Spanish Chandelier in the vestibule. His vigorous cleaning was just too much for the glass globe which fell to the floor and crashed to a million shards of glass on the saltilo floor tiles.
Here’s a picture of the light (and vestibule) in 2011:
I kind of liked the way the fixture looked even without the globe. I replaced the regular light bulb with a large E27 globe. The fixture still looked a little naked so I wrapped the Tord Boontje metal garland (which I had in my closet of goodies) around the brass fixture. I love how the shadows from the Tord Boontje garland and the brass arms of the chandelier cast shadows on the ceilings and walls.