Someone paid $394.000 for J. K. Rowling'south chair

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 4:55 PM

But see closer and the back of the chair reads: "You may not / discover me pretty / but don't judge / on what you see."Chase the words along the seat and it reads: "I wrote / Harry Potter / while sitting / on this chair." Gold lightning bolts adorn the two front legs of the chair.

Someone paid $394.000 for J. K. Rowling'south chair

At first glance, it looks love a shabby, wooden chair with colorful graffiti scrawled on it. But see closer and the back of the chair reads: "You may not / discover me pretty / but don't judge / on what you see."

Chase the words along the seat and it reads: "I wrote / Harry Potter / while sitting / on this chair." Gold lightning bolts adorn the two front legs of the chair. And there'south one huge, hand-painted autograph: J. K. Rowling.

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The author penned the first two Harry Potter books while sitting on the chair. And it fetched $349.000 at a scarce books auction held in NY on Wednesday. The winning bidder wanted to stay anonymous, according to Heritage Auctions.

Rowling had received four mismatched dining room chairs in one thousand nine hundred ninety-fifth when she was a single mother in Scotland. She chose the most comfortable one while writing "Harry Potter and the Philosopher'south Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" on her typewriter.

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In a letter, she wrote to the auction winner: "My nostalgic side is quite dreary to look it go but my back isn't."

This isn't the first time her humble chair has been up for auction.

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In two thousand-second, Rowling donated a chair to a charity auction and it sold for $21.000. That owner eventually sold it in an online auction in two thousand-ninth. Gerald Gray, the CEO of AutoKontrol USA, bought it for $29.000. Gray told Heritage Auctions that he plans to donate ten percent of the winning price to Lumos, Rowling'south children's charity.

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