J.K. Rowling's Writing Chair Up For Auction

J.K. Rowling's Writing Chair Up For Auction

The chair J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first two Harry Potter books goes up for auction today.

This fine chair is one of a set of four provided to Rowling when she was on government assistance and writing what would be the most famous books of ever. This particular chair was the one she wrote in because it was, allegedly, the most comfortable of the set, although it doesn't exactly look like a La-Z-Boy. 

The chair originally went up for auction in 2002, following the release of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, which is the best Harry Potter book (Fight me. Fist fight me if you disagree), and before the auction Rowling painted the chair with the words "You may not find me pretty, but don't judge on what you see." She also painted on the less poetic phrase "I wrote Harry Potter while sitting on this chair."

The chair, sold to raise money for charity (chair-ity), sold for $23,475 in 2002, was squirreled away until 2009, and then purchased on eBay for $29,117. That eBay purchaser is the current seller.

Online bidding starts Friday, March 18th, 2016.

Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script
Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Price: $7.68
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (2016)
Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages
Image of Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
Author: J. K. Rowling
Price: $11.94
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2015)
Binding: Hardcover, 80 pages

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L.W. Flouisa's picture
L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami March 18, 2016 - 11:40pm

What, so it wont be used by sororities? Color me dissapoint.

Nice chair though. Makes a good writing chair.