Sometimes a clean, classic and simple tray is all that is needed to compliment a complex oily maduro. Sapele (sap-eel-ee) hardwood is from Africa and is part of the mahogany wood family. It's dense, solid and sure to stand up to all the afternoon smokes in the boardroom. This is a wonderful ashtray that can compliment any decor and cigar event! Invite this ashtray in to your home for years of enjoyable use!