Pair of Nubian plant stands or stools, XIXth century

Pair of Nubian plant stands or stools, XIXth century

Rare pair of Napoleon III period planters or stools representing kneeling Nubians carrying a load. In carved and partially gilded wood, blackened for the faces.
Each rests on a round molded base.
The characters are finely sculpted and very realistic.
They face each other, making these two supports a real pair.
They are capped with a round tray also molded, which can be lined with foam and covered with fabric.

Diameter: 13 in
Height: 17.8 in