""Let me draw you up a chair —" And he did indeed draw a chair in midair with his wand, which revolved for a few seconds before falling with a thud between Professors Snape and McGonagall."
Albus Dumbledore conjuring a chair for Sybill Trelawney in the Great Hall at Christmas[src]

This transfiguration spell (incantation unknown) was used to conjure chairs out of thin air, usually for the purpose of providing seating for people.


At the 1993 Christmas Feast at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore used to spell non-verbally to conjure a chair for Sybill Trelawney in the Great Hall.[1] Dumbledore used this spell again on 12 August 1995 to conjure two armchairs for himself and Arabella Figg during the Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter in Courtroom Ten.[2]

In December 1995, Minerva McGonagall non-verbally conjured three chairs for Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley in the Headmaster's Office following the Attack on Arthur Weasley in the Department of Mysteries.[3] In January 1996, Arthur Weasley used this spell to conjure several chairs for his family and friends are they were visiting him in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.[3]

On 30 June 1997, after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Poppy Pomfrey conjured a single chair for Minerva McGonagall in the Hospital Wing.[4]

Known practitioners


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 11 (The Firebolt)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 8 (The Hearing)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 22 (St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)
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