Metal leaf is sold by the book or by the box. A book of metal leaf contains 25 leaves; a box is made up of 20 books. A full box contains 500 leaves.
Leaf has the following standard sizes:
- Real metal leaf: 3¾" x 3¾" (See 'Varieties of Metal Leaf' for descriptions)
- Imitation or Composition metal leaf: 5½" x 5½"
The following table details the area that metal leaf will generally cover:
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