Recently I've watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 again and a little piece of something made me curious. It's definitely thin enough for being a laptop (display), it's tilted like a laptop display (> 90° angle) and the most interesting - it doesn't look like a chair mainly because there are already two chairs (under the green lines). None of them look at least a little bit similar to the object under the red arrow.

The scene is right after another Harry(George) with an ear cut off came with Remus to the Burrow and entered the house. The hand belongs to Molly Weasley.

So, is that object a laptop, or something similar that somehow got into the movie? If yes, was it an accident or was it in the book? I do remember stuff from the books, but I don't believe Arthur had a laptop, nor I remember Rowling describing one in the Burrow.

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    I am almost certain this is a box with a flip lid - say like this: pioneerplastics.com/shop/containers/square-container/515chips (though probably not a plastic one).
    – bdecaf
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 14:39
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    Hard to tell, but it wouldn't be unreasonable for Arthur Weasley to have a labtop. He worked for the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office and was rather obsessed with Muggle gadgets. He collected electrical plugs, for example.
    – robopuppy
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 15:35
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    I thought HP DH 1 was some model of Hewlett-Packard that you were identifying from the photo.
    – Nick T
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 0:13
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    Well, if there were any printers or laptops, what manufacturer do you think it would be? HP, perhaps? Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 11:45
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    @can-ned_food - Or Lex(dark)mark. Or Dubious Canon. Or ExDelliarmus.
    – Valorum
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 12:50

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It appears to be a two-tier, cantilever sewing box.

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Given that Molly is a known knitter, those large orange round things are likely to be balls of orange wool.

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    Oh!!! So it wasn't a chair, it was a handle!
    – KeyWeeUsr
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 22:51
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    How the hell did you figure this one out?? Damn.
    – iMerchant
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 23:39
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    @Valorum - I noticed the clearer pic, but to know it was a cantilevered sewing box was the impressive part. Are you an antique sewing paraphernalia aficionado too? Did you do a google image search on your screenshot? Are you magical?
    – iMerchant
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 1:03
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    @iMerchant - If you google "sewing boxes" you get pretty close without even trying. Then it was a matter of finding out what those kinds of boxes are called ("tiered") and finally locating a pic that was taken from a similar angle.
    – Valorum
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 1:09
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    @iMerchant Some say he has an RJ45 port instead of a left ear. Some say he's an alien bent on accumulating all human knowledge. Some say he's the embodiment of all science and all fiction. All we know is... he's called Valorum.
    – T.J.L.
    Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 17:11

It's a box.

You can see that it is actually a box. It's holding those fuzzy orange things.

If you zoom in, you can see that it's connected to the thing holding the orange things.

  • Yeah, seems like that, maybe even similar to bdecaf's box. Probably the hinges made me think it's a laptop like this one but pure black.
    – KeyWeeUsr
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 14:49
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    It looks to me like it contains sewing equipment or maybe just wool. I'd bet an imaginary dollar the orange things are balls of orange wool for making hideou - I mean Weasley-ish jumpers.
    – ThruGog
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 19:09
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    Weasley jumpers are cool! :<
    – KeyWeeUsr
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 19:43
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    @Valorum's answer got it more correct. Have an upvote though, as your answer was the closest one to the final object.
    – KeyWeeUsr
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 22:56

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