POT­TER PEW

Scottish Field - - ANTIQUES NEWS -

A chair given free to Harry Pot­ter au­thor, JK Rowl­ing has been sold at auc­tion in New York for £278,000. The 1930s oak chair was one of four mis­matched chairs given to the au­thor to fur­nish her coun­cil flat in Ed­in­burgh. Rowl­ing wrote Harry Pot­ter and the Philoso­pher’s Stone and Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets while sit­ting on the chair, which has been auc­tioned twice be­fore, once by Rowl­ing to ben­e­fit the Na­tional So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to Chil­dren. Be­fore she do­nated the chair, Rowl­ing painted on it ‘I wrote Harry Pot­ter while sit­ting on this chair.’

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