Borgin and Burkes was a shop located in Knockturn Alley, run by Mr Borgin, that specialised in Dark magical objects and artefacts. Not only did it sell artefacts like the Hand of Glory and the vanishing cabinet, but the shop also bought Dark objects from its customers. One such patron was Lucius Malfoy, who wanted to rid himself of some artefacts that might ‘embarrass’ him if the Ministry of Magic were to raid his house.