Antique Obelisks

Obelisks were first built in Egypt as a representation of the sun god, Ra. They can now be found in many parts of the world, and the smaller versions that we love today became popular as Grand Tour souvenirs in the 18th and 19th centuries. Only Obelisks has a broad selection of Grand Tour and other antique obelisks in a wonderful array of materials, styles and sizes. Obelisks add instant chic to your home and office décor. We have antique French, English, Italian obelisks and more.

Antique obelisks are wonderful and fun to collect. Decorators use obelisks in all types of styles and rooms. Decorate a mantelpiece, a coffee or dining table, or enhance a bookshelf. Group a collection of antique obelisks on a console table, or create a mix of obelisks of different sizes and styles for a wonderful focal point in a room. Your obelisks will be perfectly at home in a modern setting and among other antiques. At Only Obelisks we pride ourselves in our sources of interesting and often unique obelisks. We will provide you with a condition report and detailed photographs on request. We want you to be happy with your purchase and to that end, we have a generous return policy. If it doesn’t work in your home for any reason, return it within 30 days in the original packaging and condition.
Antique French Neo-Egyptian Marble Obelisks
Early 19th century French green marble obelisks in the neo-Egyptian style with black marble accents on the plinths. The fronts are decorated with Egyptian style hieroglyphics. 20 1/4 inches tall.
Our Price: $2,250.00
Antique Grand Tour Marble & Malachite Obelisks
Antique Italian Grand Tour green malachite and black stone obelisks on triple stepped base. 23 1/2 inches tall.
Our Price: $2,750.00
Antique Giallo antico marble with malachite trim obelisk
Antique Grand Tour 'giallo antico' marble outlined with malachite. 15.75 inches tall.
Our Price: $495.00
Antique Incised Marble & Slate Obelisk
Impressive antique slate obelisk with incised marble insets. Sections of the base are 'marbleized' in a tortoiseshell pattern. Unusually shaped base to the obelisk, all giving it great character. 22 1/2 inches tall.
Our Price: $1,250.00
19th C. French rouge marble obelisks
Antique (19th C.) French rouge and black marble obelisks. 16 3/4 inches tall.
Our Price: $1,800.00
Italian 19th century cream & brown marble obelisk
19th century Italian cream marble obelisk with brown marble insets. 19 inches tall.
Our Price: $1,750.00
Antique Italian specimen marble obelisk
Antique Italian specimen marble obelisk. Shield insets of various marbles and shapes along all four sides of the obelisk. Obelisk sits on four brass turtles. The obelisk is attached with a center rod which is indicative of age. 21 1/2 inches tall
Our Price: $1,250.00
Antique red and black marble obelisk
Antique red marble obelisk with black marble segments on the plinth. Attached with a rod and screw as is typical of an antique. Sourced in England. 14 1/2 inches tall.
Our Price: $595.00
Antique specimen marble obelisks
Antique 19th century neoclassical style specimen marble obelisks. The obelisk is a deep green marble, and the plinths are red marble with diamond shaped shields of cream and dark green alternating on all four sides. 17 5/8 inches tall.
Our Price: $1,600.00
Antique Grand Tour Metal Obelisk
Antique Italian Grand Tour metal obelisk. Hieroglyphics decorate parts of all four sides. The back is hollow where there would have been a thermometer. 9 1/2 inches tall
Our Price: $395.00
Pair of antique Grand Tour obelisks
Near pair of 19th century bronze Grand Tour obelisks with hieroglyphic inscriptions on all 4 sides, raised on a marble base. 7 inches tall.
Our Price: $925.00
Antique Grand Tour Black Marble Obelisk
Antique Italian Grand Tour black marble obelisk. Fine quality hieroglyphics etched on one side. 16 3/4 inches tall.
Our Price: $785.00
Rosso Antico Grand Tour Obelisk
Rosso Antico (rouge) Grand Tour marble obelisk with hieroglyphics on all four sides. 11 1/2 inches tall.
Our Price: $365.00
Antique Italian Brown Marble Obelisks
19th Century Italian brown marble obelisks in a neoclassical style. Interesting veining in the marble. 15 inches tall.
Our Price: $1,100.00
Antique Ashford marble obelisks with geometric design
Antique English Ashford marble obelisks with geometric and floral inset designs. 18 inches tall.
Our Price: $3,250.00
Antique Ashford Marble Obelisk - floral inlay
Antique English Ashford marble obelisk with lovely inlaid floral design on one side. 12 1/2 inches tall.
Our Price: $700.00
Ashford marble obelisk - geometric and floral inlays
Antique English Ashford marble obelisk with geometric inlay on the face of the obelisk and a floral inlay on the plinth. 9.5 inches tall.
Our Price: $495.00