New York: An oak chair that author J.K. Rowling used while writing the first two books of the “Harry Potter” series was auctioned for $394,000 here.
The 1930s’ chair was one of four mismatched chairs given free to Rowling for her council flat in Edinburgh, reports theguardian.com.
She wrote “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” while sitting on the chair.
Before the Heritage Auctions sale here on Wednesday, the chair had been auctioned twice before – once by Rowling to benefit charity.
Before she donated it to the Chair-ish a Child auction in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 2002, she painted on it: “You may not/find me pretty/but don’t judge/on what you see.”
She also wrote: “I wrote/Harry Potter/while sitting/on this chair.”