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For Sale: The Chair that J.K. Rowling Sat on While Writing Harry Potter

(Photo: Heritage Auctions)

It was on this humble throne that the great J.K. Rowling sat while composing the first two Harry Potter novels. Rowling acquired the chair for free while living in poor conditions in Edinburgh.

She personally decorated it, then donated it for an auction in 2002 that benefited child abuse victims. It sold again in 2009. Now it's up for sale again at Heritage Auctions in New York City. The Daily Mail quotes Rowling about her memories of this chair:

"This was the comfiest one, which is why it ended up stationed permanently in front of my typewriter, supporting me while I typed," Rowling wrote in a letter accompanying the chair, the auction house conducting the sale, Heritage Auctions, wrote on its website.

-via Atlas Obscura


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