I happen to LOVE an obelisk on a coffee table. The marble-y one below is super cool too. They add so much interest and height to the table. Did you know where the Obelisk stemmed from? The Egyptians... it's one of their main gigs. Take that History of Furniture Class, I remembered something.
And here's the ever popular glass version.
And, just for fun and because you know I love all things burl-wood, I thought I would throw this fabulous pair in.