The ferdinand lampposts are objects of street furniture used in some parts of Spain. They are ferdinand style, which is a French style late in the context of neoclassicism. The term ferdinand (fernandino) is by Fernando VII.
The ferdinand lampposts were installed for the first time in Madrid, but later its placement was spread throughout Spain even in times of Isabel II, also receiving the name of elizabethans (isabelinas). Usually at the base they have the figure of the monarch (two opposing fs and a VII), along with a crown on that the emblem. Under this shield is the date 1832, the birth of the Infanta Maria Luisa.
Sometimes they are used with other type of support or without any support, adhered to the wall of the street. The lamp in question is always glass, cylindrical shape, with the top domed with crown, and a smaller crown above. Sometimes it’s also called ferdinand to a lamppost with the support of a ferdinand post but with sphere-shaped lantern.
In conclusion, even though it makes me no laugh to say this about something related to Alfonso VII, the truth is that these lamps have their charm.These lampposts can be found a lot around Aranjuez (from where I have found the photos), in Madrid, Spain.