MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Bryce George Muir, 92, died peacefully on February 27 at Middlesex Hospital. For many years he was an exhibitor at Russell Carrell’s antiques shows. A dealer of the “old school,” his tastes and knowledge ranged widely, from good American Windsor chairs to Eighteenth Century Chinese Export porcelain.
A proud Scotsman by heritage, he was born in Derby, Canada. He loved telling friends about the Derby town hall, one half of which was located in Canada and the other half in the United States.
After World War II service as a lieutenant in the Canadian army, Bryce migrated to the United States where he enjoyed a merchandising career with Marshall Field, Chicago, and later G. Fox, Hartford, Conn. Eventually, located comfortably in a charming early house in Higganum, Conn., Bryce devoted his time to an antiques business.
Bryce had a talent to amuse and will be fondly remembered for his wonderful storytelling and jokes. It was always good theater and highly entertaining. He was a pied piper, bringing fun to his many friends.
—Submitted by John Hart