ESTATE OF VITTI VAN CLEEF! POP UP SALE! ART, JEWELRY, VINTAGE CLOTHING
estate sale•2 day sale •sale is over
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
CASH ONLY! PLEASE TEXT YOUR QUESTIONS TO 973-418-1286 HOWEVER WE DO NOT DISCLOSE PRICES PRIOR TO THE SALE. NO EARLYBIRDS OR PRESALES. FIRST PERSON SHOULD START AN ENTRY LIST AND GUARD IT!! PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB HOMEOWNER PRIOR TO SALE. NO PRESALES OR HOLDING (during sale)WITHOUT PAYMENT. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUSCLE FOR LARGE/HEAVY ITEMS. WE WILL NOT MOVE YOUR HEAVY ITEMS FOR YOU. WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES SO ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!! WE TRY TO KEEP OUR PICTURES AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE BUT WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS REMOVED BY THE SELLER. I WILL TRY TO ANSWER ALL EMAIL OR TEXTED QUESTIONS (TEXT PREFERRED AND FASTER) EXCEPT PRICE! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL COVID GUIDELINES. WE WILL REQUIRE MASK AND 6 FT SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE WILL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOME AT ALL TIMES. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
SMALL HOME IN QUAINT NEIGHBORHOOD. STREETS ARE NARROW AND WINDING! PLEASE BE CAREFUL. PARK AT THE END OF STREET. DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS!
****PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR PRICES PRIOR TO SALE OPENING. I'M HAPPY TO GIVE THEM OUT ONCE THE SALE OPENS FRIDAY AT 9AM****
THIS IS A SMALL HOME AND CAN ONLY ACCOMODATE 10 PEOPLE AT A TIME.
ESTATE OF VITTI VAN CLEEF STEIN! SEE BIOGRAPHY BELOW!
EXPECT THE ECLECTIC AND UNUSUAL!
FIRST 10 BUYERS WILL GET A VITTI BAG FOR THEIR PURCHASE!
ARTISAN AND COSTUME JEWELRY
PAINTINGS BY C.J. WELLS, ANTHONY THOMAS TRIANO AND NISSAN GALANTE BERNSTEIN
PAUL NARANJO(SANTA CLARA, 1957-2002)
SUSAN B. HALE KEMENYFFY WALL PLAQUE
LANEY OXMAN POTTERY
LANDING POTS MASSARO POTTERY
BLAKER POTTERY PUMPKIN
BILL STEWART POTTERY
MICHAL NEGIN PILLOWS
KANEKO PURSES AND HATS
ACCESSORIES BY PETRUSHKA
JEWELRY MAKING, CRAFTING SUPPLIES
***VITTI ARTISANS GALLERY was Vitti’s brainchild and a fixture of Upper Montclair shopping for 35 years. Previous to making this dream come true, Vitti ran the wildly successful Lee Nordness Art Gallery on New York’s upper east side in the 1970’s. In fact it was Lee who decided that Vitti’s original “pedestrian” name would never work in his gallery. Several days later he dubbed her VITTI VAN CLEEF. In short order she changed her name legally. Even her family reluctantly began to call her Vitti in spite of themselves. She was forever VITTI to everyone going forward. Simply a self-made woman.
Once her one-of-a-kind art jewelry store opened in Upper Montclair (Lee Nordness was in attendance on opening day), many stores failed to make it in a very competitive locale, as Vitti kept expanding. With an uncanny ability to reach out to artisans around the country to buy wearable art, jewelry, blown glass and other artifacts she always seemed to have her finger on the pulse of what her clientele would love. She had a phenomenal memory to boot; most husbands relied on her to know exactly what their wives liked. Vitti might have saved a lot of marriages.
She was a local superstar who made believe that she didn’t like the recognition and the adulation. But she did. Quietly. Privately. Vitti was a unique and amazing person. She will be sorely missed by many. Luckily, hundreds of people in and out of Montclair own a piece of history from her one-of-a-kind store.***
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