J.K. Rowling’s writing chair goes up for auction Looking to get those creative juices flowing? Queen of literature J.K. Rowling might be able to help. The Harry Potter author has announced that the chair she used while writing the first two Potter books is up for auction next month at Heritage Auctions in New York City, according to The Guardian.
The highest bidder will also receive an “Owl Post” letter signed by Rowling In it, Rowling writes, “I was given four mismatched dining room chairs in 1995 and this was the comfiest one, which is why it ended up stationed permanently in front of my typewriter, supporting me while I typed out Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. My nostalgic side is quite sad to see it go, but my back isn’t.”
The 1930s-era-oak chair is full of inspiration with a hand-painted message from Rowling, that says “I wrote Harry Potter while sitting on this chair” in gold paint – just in case you wanted it clear. Also scribbled on both legs are matching lightning bolts pay tribute to Mr Potter’s scar of the same shape and “Gryffindor”—the Hogwarts house Potter and his closest friends belong to — scribbled below.
The chair was originally donated by Rowling at a 2002 auction, and has changed owners a couple of times since. While Rowling thinks the chair is something more suited to be purchased by a “junk shop tenner”, the opening bid will be set at $45,000 – a substantial increase in value, considering the current consignor purchased it for around $29,000.
So if you’re looking to create some literary magic, you know where to bid!
[ Via : Architecturaldigest ]