J.K. Rowling’s Writing Chair Sells for Magical Amount

Last month, we reported that the chair J.K. Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter books in was being put up for auction. Wednesday, the chair sold for $394,000 (278,000 GBP).

This is not the first time the chair has been auctioned off, and the seller of the chair has announced he will donate ten percent of the proceeds to Lumos, Rowling’s children’s charity.

The chair was from a set Rowling was given in 1995 while a struggling single mother. She claims it was the most comfortable of the set of four, and thus it was the one she sat in while writing the first drafts of the first two books. Later, the chair was auctioned off for charity, and Rowling decorated it with Potter-inspired lightning bolts and a line from the Sorting Hat: “You may not think me pretty, but don’t judge on what you see.” She also included her signature.

You can see a video of the details on the chair.



The seller of the chair also mentioned he hopes that the chair will be displayed somewhere where children can see it.

Do you think this chair is worth its auction price? How much would you be willing to pay? Let us know in the comments!

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