Friday, April 8 2016 19:29 EEST
Chair given free to JK Rowling that she used while writing the first two Harry Potter novels in Edinburgh council flat has been auctioned in New York
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An oak chair of J.K. Rowling was sold for $29,000 in 2009 for the first time. She wrote “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, sitting on that chair.

According to the auction organizers, the auction house Heritage Auction, the chair that J.K. Rowling used while writing the first two books of the Harry Potter series has been sold for $394,000 in New York.

Rowling's chair was exhibited for auction for the second time. An unknown collector bought it for $29,000.

The 1930s chair was one of four incompatible chairs given free to J.K. Rowling, when she lived in council flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. She said that exactly this chair was the most comfortable and took a place near her typewriter.

Subsequently, the writer painted it and left her autograph. Rowling donated the chair to a charitable organization in 2002.

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