Beautiful antique electric shower light, circa 1910 - so called because of the 'shower' of small pendants around the center globe. These were used in ornate reception rooms, dining areas, or in the parlor or entry, named before showers became popular in baths, and not intended for period bathrooms at all, though I think it would be spectacular in a large, very grand master bath today!
This light is solid brass, complete with all of the original glass shades including the center dome. The electrical wiring has never been replaced or updated, it's the old brass sockets and fine old cloth covered cords (now very worn and frayed). One of the trio of lights which light the interior of the dome has been replaced with a ugly steel mount and a old socket in a different style - this could be replaced without damaging the rest of the light, though it doesn't show at all from the outside of the light when hung in place.
The center glass shade measures 16" in diameter, and the entire piece measures about 42" long overall (34" from top of ceiling mount to bottom of the dome, with the three pendant lights hanging about 8 1/2" below that). Each pendant measures 13" long overall from the side hooks.
The brass work is very tarnished, but we'd expect it to clean up beautifully, since the piece shows little wear overall except the the repair to the socket and mounting, and age related degredation to the electrical wiring. We very seldom find these hanging lamps this complete, all original, and this nice.