‘Harry Potter’ chair sold for almost $400,000 at an auction

'Harry Potter' chair sold for almost $400,000 at auction

A chair that author JK Rowling sat on while writing the first two Harry Potter books has sold at a New York auction for nearly $400,000 (£283,000).
The 1930s piece was one of four mismatched chairs that the British author picked up for free in Edinburgh, Scotland, before she rose to fame.
Ms Rowling originally auctioned the chair to benefit her charity in 2002.
She hand-painted the chair, which auctioneer James Gannon said made the piece so valuable.
It features the phrases: “O, you may not find me pretty but don’t judge on what you see” and “I wrote Harry Pottery while sitting on this chair”.